Design And Research Wing


This wing is responsible for, providing guidance in the planning, preparation of lay-out studies, specifications, detailed designs and drawings and standardization of designs of river valley projects in the country including hydrological studies for the projects, advising state Governments/Dam owning agencies on safety aspects of dams, taking policy decisions on design and research activities, conducting site inspection at all critical stages of construction of  projects for which CWC provides design consultancy for advising the adequacy of foundation conditions and foundation treatment, adherence to design specifications etc. and providing advices on landslide/dam break disaster management issues.

The Wing is headed by an engineering officer designated as Member (D&R) with the ex-officio status of Additional Secretary to Government of India. The wing comprises of organizations headed by Chief Engineer and consisting of various Directorates each headed by Directors. See organization chart below


organization chart       

Key to abbreviations :

NW&S: North-West & South
N&W: North & West
E&NE: East and North-East
FE&SA:Foundation Engineering
& Special Analysis
NBP: Narmada Basin Projects
HCD: Hydel Civil Design

CMDD: Concrete &
Masonry Dams Design

BCD: Barrage Canal Design
DSR: Dam Safety Rehabilitation
DSM: Dam Safety Monitoring

SSPH&C: Sardar Sarovar Power House & Canal

NHMD: Narmada Hydro Mechanical Design

ND&HW:Narmada Dam & Head Works