India Young Water Professional Program

India Young Water Professional Program


  • Recently the first edition of India Young Water Professional Program was launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • This program will prove to be an important milestone in Australia-India water relations. The objective of this program is to prepare the water leaders of the future.


  • This program has been launched under the National Hydrology Project. It will be implemented by the Australia-India Water Center (a consortium of Australian and Indian universities).
  • It focuses on the Engaged Training and Learning Model. The program will aim to achieve its objectives through the 70-20-10 Framework, which states that learning requires three types of experience:
  • Experience 70% (learning and developing for the job)
  • Exposure 20% (learning and developing through others)
  • Education 10% (learning and development through formal training)
  • It also focuses on gender equality and diversity, as the benefits of sustainable water management can only be derived from the ideas and skills of all members of society.
  • It is result-driven and by the time these programs are completed the participants will have some tools and techniques.
  • Based on the success of this edition, the second phase of Young Water Professionals (YWP) will be planned in the latter half of the year 2022.


  • It aims to provide a structural platform for capacity building with strategic and long-term investments to support water management reforms in India.
  • Water professionals will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and networks that enable them to contribute to the development and management of water resources in India and address the potential needs and priorities of the water sector in India.


  • It will help break down the surface water versus groundwater silos and provide a comprehensive view of the participant about water resource management.

Related Initiatives:

  • Jal Kranti Abhiyan
  • National Water Mission
  • National Rural Drinking Water Program
  • Composite Water Management Index of NITI Aayog
  • Jal Jeevan Mission
  • Jal Shakti Abhiyan
  • Atal Ground Water Scheme

National Hydrology Project:

  • It was launched in the year 2016 by the Ministry of Jal Shakti as a central sector scheme and is supported by the World Bank.


  • Improving the extent, reliability and access to information on water resources.
  • Strengthening the capacity of targeted water resource management institutions in India.
  • To assist in obtaining reliable information leading to effective water resource development and efficient management.

Project Beneficiaries:

  • Central and state implementing agencies responsible for surface and/or groundwater planning and management, including river basin organisations.
  • Users of Water Resources Information System (WRIS) around the world and in different regions.
  • WRIS focuses on ensuring increased awareness among the public and stakeholders for effective management by attracting their interest towards the current status of water resources and the overall goal of water security.

Download yojna ias daily current affairs 1 December 2021

No Comments

Post A Comment