India nationals: Hydrogeologist for SIMP-Phase 2

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

India 🇮🇳

Expertise: hydrogeologist
Expertise Group: Agriculture/Rural Development

Consultant Source: National
TOR Keywords: hydrogeologist

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Support for Irrigation Modernization Program–Phase 2 Consultants team (consultants) will: (i)
prepare irrigation modernization plans (IMPs) for at least four major and medium irrigation (MMI)
schemes (subprojects) in four states (Haryana, Karnataka, Maharahstra, and Rajasthan); and (ii) initiate
knowledge and awareness programs and study tours activities. The consultants will comprise a mix of 2
international and 8 national experts. Subject to time and resources, the consultants may also be asked
to (i) include an additional two subprojects (Purna, and Chambal); and (ii) undertake additional studies
on the state’s water resources and irrigation sector, as requested by ADB and in consultation with the
Central Water Commission (CWC), Department of Water Resources (DoWR), and the participating state
governments.

The consultants will coordinate with and use the information and data provided by the Central Irrigation
Modernization Office (CIMO) and the State Irrigation Modernization Units (SIMUs). Extensive consultation
is needed to ensure full ownership of the processes and outputs by both CWC, DoWR River Development and
Ganga Rejuvenation (RD&GR) and the participating state governments. The key studies required in the
preparation of the modernization plan and the flow chart for the process are provided in the attached
Annex 1 and the SIMP Phase 1 final reports are available on request to ADB. Detailed explanations of the
work required for each of these studies are provided in SIMP Phase 1 Final Report, Volume II Section 2I
– studies, investigations, and schedule for the first batch of irrigation modernization plans. The
consultants are to review the guidance material and advise on recommended adjustments, as needed, to
meet the requirements of this assignment and the states’ objectives for the subprojects.

Scope of Work

The Hydrogeologist will be responsible for assessing the current and likely future status of the
groundwater resource within the irrigation command area. The assessment will include identifying and
quantifying the current uses and users of groundwater and the current and likely future impacts of this
use on groundwater, together with measures to address the situation where abstraction levels exceed
recharge.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

  1. 1. Carry out technical studies and analysis related to current and likely future status of the
    groundwater resource within the irrigation command area for each subproject.
  2. Based on the technical studies and analysis identify and quantify the current uses and users of
    groundwater and the current and likely future impacts of this use on groundwater, together with measures
    to address the situation where abstraction levels exceed recharge.
  3. Based on above, prepare proposals for improved groundwater development and management including for
    its conjunctive use and sustainable recharge for each subproject to respective participating state
    SIMU/WRD and CIMO for review and comment.
  4. Finalize improved groundwater development and management plans including for its conjunctive use and
    sustainable recharge for each subproject based on review and comments received from the respective
    participating state SIMU/WRD and CIMO.
  5. Contribute to planning and conducting with CIMO/SIMU, a workshop on each draft IMP with respective
    participating state SIMU and a workshop on draft final TA outputs with CIMO/SIMU.
  6. Design and conduct a training program on sustainable groundwater management and promotion of
    conjunctive irrigation for CIMO/SIMU staff and WRD staff of other interested states.
  7. Support the Team Leader in liaising with CIMO/CWC, SIMU/state WRD and ADB on implementation of the TA
    activities and in preparing and submitting Inception, Interim progress and final reports.
  8. Contribute in specialist areas to the preparation of guidelines/manual for MMI modernization under
    SIMP to be published as a CWC Technical Note.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The specialist will have post-graduate degree in hydrogeology or similar with at least 10 years of
experience in groundwater assessment and management.

Minimum General Experience: 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 10 Years


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development