India nationals: Water Resources Specialist for SIMP-Phase 2

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

India 🇮🇳

Expertise: water resources
Expertise Group: Agriculture/Rural Development

Consultant Source: National
TOR Keywords: water resources

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

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 Water Resources Specialist will assess the overall water balance of the basin/sub-basin for the
concerned scheme(s). He/she will assess whether the design discharge of the scheme can be met under
current and projected hydrological conditions, and feasible adjustments if there is water scarcity.
He/she will work with the Remote Sensing/GIS Specialist to assess the water accounting for the river/sub-

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

  1. Carry out technical study/ analysis for each subproject related to: (i) sub-basin water balance; (ii)
    assess whether current and projected hydrological conditions of sub-basin will meet proposed design
    discharge of the modernization plan; (iii) feasible adjustments in the situation of water scarcity in
    sub-basin; and (iv) irrigation system water balances/water accounting/flow assessments, as required by
    the project.
  2. Based on the technical study and analysis, in collaboration with the Remote Sensing/ GIS Specialist,
    identify and prepare proposals for improved water management for each subproject.
  3. Based on above and in collaboration with the Remote Sensing/GIS other Specialists, contribute to
    preparing options for preliminary modernization plans for each subproject to respective participating
    state SIMU/WRD and CIMO for review and comments.
  4. Contribute in 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.
  5. Design and conduct a training program on water balance and basin management for CIMO/SIMU staff and
    WRD staff of other interested states.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 water resource management or similar with at least 10
years of experience in water resources planning and management, including water balance assessment and
basin modeling.

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





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