Hydrologist (Jamrani Multipurpose Project)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

India 🇮🇳

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

ADB is supporting the State Government of Uttarakhand to prepare the Jamrani Multipurpose Project that will (i) construct a 130-meter-high roller compacter concrete (RCC) dam across the Gola River, about 10 kilometers upstream of Haldwani, Uttarakhand, (ii) construct a 14-megawatt (MW) hydropower plant at the toe of the dam, (iii) construct a drinking water supply system for Haldwani, and (iv) modernize an existing irrigation system in Uttarakhand. The project benefits will include (i) provision of 117 million liters per day (MLD) of raw drinking water for Haldwani, (ii) increase water availability for 150,027 hectares (ha) cultivable command area (CCA) which includes 32,556 ha in Uttarakhand and 117,471 ha in Uttar Pradesh, and generation of 14MW of hydropower. The project feasibility study was completed by the state of Uttarakhand and statutory clearances obtained at both state and central government level. The project’s executing agency is the Uttarakhand Irrigation Department (UID), under which a project implementation unit (PIU) has been established for delivering this project. The state government has prepared a detailed project report (DPR) for the dam project along with site investigations and preliminary design of the diversion structures and dam structures. ADB wishes to engage a suitably qualified Hydrologist to support the PIU to review and update the hydrological analyses for the Project.

Scope of Work

The scope of work for the Hydrologist includes the following: (i) Review of existing meteorological and hydrological data, analyses and reports. (ii) Compilation of a comprehensive Hydrology Assessment Report. (iii) Support the Panel of Experts (POE) Hydrology Specialist as required.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The tasks shall include but not be limited to the following: (i) Summarize the Gola River basin characteristics; (ii) Review, tabulate and graphically summarize available meteorological, hydrological and sediment data; (iii) Summarize the Gola River hydrological studies including drinking water availability, irrigation water availability, floods and droughts; (iv) Update the Gola River hydrological analyses where required; (v) Undertake climate change assessments for drinking water availability, irrigation water availability, floods, droughts, and sediment; (vi) Support dynamic adaptive pathway planning analyses; and (vii) Summarize hydrological impacts of the proposed project on downstream rivers. Deliverables will generally comprise a Hydrology Assessment Report.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The Hydrologist shall have as a minimum a Master’s degree or equivalent in water resources, hydrology or engineering with at least 15 years of experience undertaking reservoir yield estimates, flood estimates, drought estimates, climate change assessments and general hydrologic engineering of irrigation, dams and reservoirs. Ideally the Hydrologist will have work experience with ADB or the World Bank.





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