Project Activities in brief

Effectiveness Date April 5, 2006
Closing Date 30 June, 2012
Loan from World Bank Rs. 18.71. Crores
Goa Component Rs. 3.93. Crores
Total Project Cost Rs. 22.64 Crores
The Government of Goa has participated in Hydrology Project Phase-II, proposed/sponsored by the Government of India with the help of loan from World Bank. The object of the project is to improve and strengthen the institutional and technical capability of Water Resources Department to measure, collect, analyze, disseminate and use data concerned with quantities and qualities of surface and ground water to establish a well developed and reliable information system for water related data and water resources planning of Goa state.
In HP-II Goa is one of the four new States and is included under two components. i.e. (1) Institutional Strengthening & (2) Horizontal expansion
1) Institutional Strengthening : Institutional strengthening would consist of three sub-components providing for (i) the consolidation of HP-I activities in the existing states; (ii) the strengthening of HIS awareness and data and knowledge dissemination and sharing; and (iii) support to all IAs for implementation. Technical assistance would be financed in support of these activities.
2) Horizontal expansion: Four sub-components would be financed: (i) upgrading/establishment of data collection network; (ii) establishment of data processing and management systems; (iii) purpose-driven studies; and (iv) training. Under the first subcomponents, existing SW, GW and WQ data collection/monitoring networks and WQ laboratories would be upgraded/replaced. Under the second sub-component, data processing, management and communication system would be established for processing and storing of SW, GW, WQ and Rainfall/climate data. The project also plans to develop data banks in all participating state agencies responsible for SW and GW hydrology respectively. The data that is gathered by the states and central agencies will be shared via NICNET/internet among the states and with the respective central agencies as per the existing protocols developed under HP-I, moving towards a vision of unrestricted transparent data exchange using established IIIS. All data centers would be equipped with computer hardware and software for data processing/storage. The third sub-component, purpose-driven studies would be similar to those supported under the vertical extension component, and the same procedure would be followed in their section/implementation. The project would also provide formal and on the job training using, largely, a training-of-trainers approach and the new state staff. IH, NWA, CWPRS, IMD and specialist consultants would provide appropriate training in line with the scope, content and coverage of training courses provided during HP-I, and both professional and sub-professional staff would also be given formal training in Hydrology.
(i) Upgrading of Data Collection Network:The project could assist the agencies in the four new states to upgrade their data collection networks, including for new and renovated river gauging stations and appropriate equipment, upgraded and new GW and aquifer monitoring systems (including piezometers, automatic and digital water level recorders, exploratory/observation boreholes), new and upgraded meteorological stations and new water quality laboratories. Initial joint surveys with the concerned central agencies would determine the appropriate sites for additional stations and the proposed equipment types. Details of the project works are given in the table below.
Technical Area Item Goa
Surface Water RG Sites- Upgrading 12
  RG Sites - New 10
  AWLR 22
  Current Meter 22
Ground Water Observation Wells 145 (Rehab)
  GW Monitoring Kit 8
Hydrometeorology FCS 5
Water Quality Level II + lab 1

(b) Improved ground water networks would be used to monitor piezometic relationships, the characteristics of both shallow and deeper aquifers and /or WQ relationships. The project will also provide field instruments such as water level sounders (biaxial electric tapes), portable EC and pH meters and thermometers to all observers involved in observing/maintaining GW monitoring networks. Portable compressors/generators with submersible pumps are also provided for obtaining unstagnated samples for WQ analysis from observation tube wells.
(i) Upgrading Data Processing and Management Systems:
(a) The project would assist all agencies responsible for SW and GW in the four new states to develop HIS systems similar to those implemented during HP-I. Thus, each agency would be provided with a data-bank system and the agency will be responsible for verifying and validating data, maintaining the integrity of the data, and for data storage. Intra- and inter-agency communication linkages would be provided, as appropriate, by telephone, NICNET or internet enabling free and transparent exchange of data between agencies.
(b)Similar computing and software packages will be provided to state data centers. The computers hardware will consist of a network based on a file server for data storage and retrieval connected to at least eight PCs with provision for connection to further PCs. The system will run specialized software for SW, GW and WQ data processing/management. Ancillary equipment would include monitors, digitizers, scanners and plotters to assist in the production of maps. Standardized computing/software packages will be installed at regional/divisional and sub-divisional levels. The number of PCs and the software supplied to laboratories will depend on their grading (e.g. Level I, Level II etc.). The entry and verification of date in the HIS will follow the same procedures as developed for HP-I.
(i) Purpose-driven Studies:
(a)Purpose-driven studies undertaken by the four new states would be subject to the same review and selection procedure proposed for the studies in the nine HP-I states under the vertical extension component.
(ii) Training:
(a) The project would provide formal and on-the-job training to all project staff using, largely, a training-of-trainers approach and state staff. NIH, NWA, CWPRS, IMD and specialist consultants would also provide appropriate training similar to the training courses provided during HP-I. Both professional and sub-professional staff would also be given formal training in hydrology.

List of Metrological Network Stations for Goa

Sr.No Location Type of Monitoring station River Basin Geo Latitude
1 Pajimol Sanguem FCS Zuari Long. 7409'20"
Lat. 1503'19"
2 Karapur Tisk (Sanquelim) FCS Mandovi Long. 7400'17"
Lat. 15034'01"
3 Dhargal (Pernem) SRG Chapora Long. 73050'17"
Lat. 15040'08"
4 Valpoi SRG Mandovi Long. 7408'20"
Lat. 1501'49"
5 Colvale (Mapusa) SRG Chapora Long. 73050'16"
Lat. 150-38'39"
6 Canacona (Chapoli Dam Site) SRG Talpona Long. 74002'36"
Lat. 15001'54"
7 Cuncolim SRG Sal Long. 7400'22"
Lat. 15010'16"


List of River Gauge Stations basin wise in state of Goa
Sr.No Basin Station Latitude Longitude
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chapora Basin Hassapur 730 54' 05" 15044'03"
2 Mandovi Basin 1. Kudchare 73057'50" 15035'21"
    2. Ghoteli Keri 74032'20" 15036'15"
    3. Sonal Savorde 74009'02" 15032'25"
    4. Paikul 74007'57" 15026'32"
    5. Bhiskar/Karmane 74009'14" 15020'09"
2 Zuari Basin 1 Uguem
2 Zamabauli
4 Sal Basin Verna 73056'19" 15019'06"