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Central Water And Power Research Station Pune

Central Water and Power Research Station was established in the year 1916 in Pune by then Bombay Presidency as a Special Irrigation Cell. It is the premier Hydraulic Research institute and a subordinate office under Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.


  • Undertaking specific research studies relating to development of Water resources, Power and Coastal projects
  • Consultancy and Advisory services to Central and State Governments, Private sector and other countries
  • Disseminating research findings and promoting/assisting research activities in other organizations concerned with water resources projects
  • Contributions to Bureau of Indian Standards and International Standards Organization
  • Carrying out basic and applied research to support the specific studies
  • Contribution towards advancements in technology through participation in various committees at National and State Levels


To be a world class center of excellence in basic and applied research on Hydraulic engineering and allied areas; which is responsive to changing global scenario, and need for sustaining and enhancing excellence in providing technological solutions for optimal and safe design of water resources and coastal structures.


To meet the country’s need for basic & applied research in water resources, power sector and coastal engineering with world-class standards

To develop competence in deployment of latest technologies by networking with the top institutions globally and to meet the future needs for development of water resources projects in the country effectively

To disseminate information, build skills and knowledge for capacity-building and mass awareness for optimization of available water resources.