India seeks consultants to expand reservoir management

India’s National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) seeks expressions of interest from consultants to extend India’s Hydrological Information System to all potential users. Responses are due December 11.

NIH is carrying out tendering on behalf of the government of India, which received a loan for the program from the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. (HNN 11/2/06) (HNN 10/11/06)

The institute seeks to extend and promote sustained and effective use of the Hydrological Information System by all potential users, both public and private, contributing to improved productivity and cost-effectiveness of water-related investments in the 13 states and eight central agencies.

The consultant is to conduct a decision support system needs assessment in consultation with state and central implementing agencies. Work includes model conceptualization, database and software development, testing, demonstration, training, outreach, and maintenance.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by December 11 to Director K.D. Sharma, National Institute of Hydrology, Jalvigyan Bhawan, Roorkee 247667 India; (91) 1332-272106; Fax: (91) 1332-273976; E-mail: kdsharma@nih.ernet.in.

For information, see the NIH Internet site, www.nih.ernet.in, or contact Nodal Officer R.D. Singh, HP II, National Institute of Hydrology, Jalvigyan Bhawan, Roorkee 247667 India; (91) 1332-276413; Fax: (91) 1332-272123; E-mail: rdsingh@nih.ernet.in, rajdeva_singh@yahoo.co.in.

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