• Introduction

    TORG is formed by the amalgamation of erstwhile Training Education and Extension Division, Library and Documentation Division and Water Resource Museum on 24/12/2020.

    Training and Outreach Research Group is looking after the training and extension activities of the Centre apart from undertaking research activities on watershed management, soil and water conservation measures, evaluation of watershed development projects, performance evaluation of irrigation projects, drip irrigation and fertigation, farmer-oriented field studies, action research, adaptive trials and advanced library studies.

    From the very inception of CWRDM, education, extension and training activities were given importance, and these assignments were carried out by the Education and Extension  Division, which was later renamed as Training, Education and Extension Division.CWRDM was given the additional responsibility to serve as one of the Water and Land Management Institutes of India (WALMI), catering to Kerala, in the late 1980s.  Thus, the training of the officials of the Irrigation and other user departments/agencies on water resources management became the additional mandate of CWRDM  and the financial assistance was provided by USAID till 1993.  Later, this programme was renamed as Water Resources Management Training Programme (WRMTP).  A Technical Advisory Committee with the representatives of relevant departments of the State, Chief Engineer (CWC) as members and Executive Director (CWRDM) as Chairman decide on the WRMTP training programmes for every year.  Presently, the State Government provides financial assistance to run the training programmes.  National Courses on relevant topics are sponsored by the CWC every year.

    The scientists and technical staff of CWRDM, belonging to different disciplines, serve as the core faculty for the training programmes, and resource persons are also invited from other organisations. Both induction courses and in-service courses are conducted for the officials in addition to specialised courses on specific topics. Around 6000 officials, 10000 farmers, Representatives of People, NGOs, SHGs, etc have been trained as a part of this programme. Action research, adaptive trials, seminars, workshops, etc are also conducted as part of WRMTP. The training facilities in the campus include: Air conditioned lecture halls with audio-visual facilities, auditorium, trainees hostel, guest house, library, etc.

    The new building of Library and Documentation Division was inaugurated on 10th June 2007. The library Documentation System & Facility has a good collection of publications on water resources and allied areas. It includes around 11500 books, few National and International Journals, 4200 back volumes and 3400 reprints and CWRDM publications and reports. It provides lending, reference, bibliographic news clipping and photocopying services. Reference and photocopying services are extended to outsiders including trainees, researchers and students from other institutions. The Library brings out topical bibliographies, news clipping index etc.

    The Water Heritage Museum was established on 15th May 2008 mainly to showcase the water heritage of Kerala, depicting how measures were initiated since time immemorial to conserve this invaluable gift of nature. The museum is expected to educate the general public on the value of water as there has been no awakening among the public on water heritage, and to provide an emotional attachment to the cultural tradition of water. A large number of students and general public are visiting the museum every year.

    Vision

    TORG shall serve as an arm of CWRDM catering to the Training, Education and Extension needs in all spheres of water resources management and act as a facilitator in coordinating the various activities / programmes in this sector.

    Mission

    Mission of TORG is to enhance the knowledge and skill of different target groups of people / water managers and equip them in scientific water management by imparting necessary training, education and extension inputs and make them aware of the importance of water as a natural resource.

    Thrust Area

    • Resource conservation through soil-water conservation and watershed management.
    • Soil erosion vulnerability assessment.
    • Micro irrigation and protected cultivation.
    • Performance evaluation of irrigation projects and watershed development projects.
    • Field based & farmer-oriented action research in water management
    • Training need assessment of Line department staff in water resources
    • Empowerment of women in water resource development and management
    • Digitization and smartening of services
    • Information resources and management in Library

     

Measures to Mitigate Water Related Issues of Perumanna Panchayath, Kozhikode (Perumanna Panchayath, Kozhikode.

Measures to Mitigate Water Related Issues of Perumanna Panchayath, Kozhikode (Perumanna Panchayath, Kozhikode.

Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Duration:
1.5 Years
Budget:
Rs.8,35,200/-
Exposure Visit of Engineers from Trichy Region of Water Resources Department
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Feasibility study for extending conservation activities on micro watershed basis to other constituencies
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Demonstration of protected cultivation of spices crop in naturally ventilated polyhouse with automated irrigation system
Funding Agency:
DASD
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Effects of flooding on Social and Psychological Wellbeing of Individuals
Funding Agency:
ICSSR, Govt. of India
Project Type:
Externally Funded
‘PMKSY-WDC-Endline Evaluation of 83 Watershed Projects’
Funding Agency:
Department of Rural Development, GoK.
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Development of automated vertical farming unit for sustainable vegetable production
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Bench marks for irrigation water efficiency in Neyyar irrigation project
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Degradation of coastal wetland habitats - a study with special emphasis on ecology and conservation of Smooth-coated otter (Lutra perspicillata),
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Stable isotope based assessment of food web structure and carbon sources delineation in a tropical river ecosystem
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Endline Evaluation of PMKSY-WDC Watershed Projects
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Department of Rural Development, GoK.
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
4 years
Budget:
29.15 Lakhs
Demonstration of Low cost Wick Irrigation Techniques
Funding Agency:
Dept. of Agri., GoK
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 05.31 lakhs
Action Education of Scheduled Caste Youths on Water Resources Development and Management through Appropriate Scientific Technologies
Funding Agency:
DST, GoI
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
1 year
Budget:
Rs. 11.87 lakhs
A Research study on ''Psychological Impact of Covid-19'' (voluntary basis)
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Evaluation of the impact of CWRDM training programmes on organizational productivity
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
18 Months
Budget:
11.02 Lakhs
Monitoring and Evaluation of Soil Conservation Schemes
Principal Investigator:
Funding Agency:
Dept. of Soil Survey and Soil Conservation, Trivandrum
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
27 months
Farmer participatory action research Programme (FPARP) -First and second phase
Funding Agency:
Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources , Govt. of India
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Evaluation study of watershed development projects implemented under the WGDP in Kerala.
Funding Agency:
Western Ghat Cell, Department of Planning and Economic Affairs, Govt. of Kerala
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Post project performance evaluation studies of Kodayar irrigation project in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu.
Funding Agency:
Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Impact of implementation of an irrigation project on water resources and cropping pattern.
Funding Agency:
Indian National committee on Irrigation and Drainage, MoWR, Govt. of India.
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:

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Publication Year
2023 Venu Prasad H.D, Athira N.S. and Babu Mathew (2023). Climate Change Adaptation: A Global Review of Farmers Strategies. Journal of Tropical Agriculture 61(1): 56-67.
2021 Venu Prasad H D and Naveena K (2021). Impact of the First Wave of COVID-19 on Individual’s Behavioural, Psychological and General Health Conditions. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. 47 (2): 257-266.
2022 Babu Mathew, Venu Prasad H D and Naveena K (2022). Impact of Watershed Development Projects Implemented in Kerala. Journal of Extension Education. 33 (1): 6531-6543. NAAS Score 3.85
2023 Babu, N, N., Venkataramulu, M., Venu Prasad, H. D., Sarma, A. S. R., and Usha M. (2023). Impact of Rythu Bharosa Kendra’s as Perceived by the Farmers. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology. 41(9), 606-616. DOI: 10.9734/ajaees/202
2021 Babu Mathew, Venu Prasad H D and Naveena K (2021). Impact of Watershed Development Projects Implemented in Kerala. Journal of Extension Education. 33 (1): 6531-6543. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2021.1.33.6531-6543
2022 Venu Prasad H D and Naveena K (2022). Water usage pattern in the aftermath of COVID-19. Environment Conservation Journal, 23 (1&2): 258-264.
2021 Venu Prasad H D and Naveena K (2021). Impact of the First Wave of COVID-19 on Individual’s Behavioural, Psychological and General Health Conditions. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. 47 (2) 257-266.
2022 Babu N N, Venkataramulu M, Sarma A. S. R. and Venu Prasad (2022). Perception of Farmers towards Soil Health Card Recommendations in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology. 40(11): 519-525.
2012 Kamalam Joseph and Narasimha Prasad, N B, 2012, “Blue Revolution: Water for Food Security”, Kerala Calling, April 2012, Vol.32, No.6, pp44-48.
2020 M. Venkataramulu, J. Hemantha Kumar and Venu Prasad H D (2020). Hybrid Rice Seed Production in Khammam district of Telangana State: A critical analysis. Journal of Agricultural Extension Management. XXI (1) 73-84.
Publication Year
2020 Jainet P J and Vivek B, (2020). Integrated Hydrological Model for Pookode Lake, Wayanad using MIKE-SHE. Proceedings of the IIIrd Indian National Groundwater Conference (INGWC 2020), February 18-20, 2020, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. pp 203.
2022 Venu Prasad H D, Gopika M S, Naveena K (2022). Trend analysis and change point detection of seasonal and annual precipitation in Kannur. International Conference on Water and Environmental Management, Kozhikode, 22-24 June,2022.
2020 Venu Prasad H D (2020). Impact of Floods in Indian Scenario - A Structural Analysis. Proceedings of the 4th Disaster, Risk and Vulnerability Conference, Kottayam, Kerala, October 9th,10th - 17th &18th 2020, pp 353-363.
2010 Kamalam Joseph, Babu Mathew and Valsan T (2010). Public Private Partnership in Water Conservation and Managemnt – CWRDM experiences’ in the workshop volume on “Public Private Partnership in Groundwater Development and Conservation” held at Thiruvananthapu
2003 Babu Mathew et al (2003). ‘An interactive spreadsheet software to plan and implement groundwater recharge measures as an integral part of a rural water supply project in Kerala State’. 10th National water convention, Bhuvaneswar 5-7 Nov.2003
2003 Babu Mathew, P.Jayakumar, George Mammen, Rajagopalan S.P. 2003. ‘An interactive spread sheet to plan and implement ground water recharge measures as an integral part of a rural water supply project in Kerala state’. Paper presented in the 10th National Wa
2001 Babu Mathew and Varadan K M (2001) ‘Perceptions of the stakeholders and officials on watershed development programmes – a case study in Wesern Ghats region of Kerala’ Proceedings of the 9th National water convention, Bangalore 3-5 Nov.2001 pp 71-75
2000 Babu Mathew and Varadan K M (2000) Concurrent evaluation of hydrologic and socio-economic aspects of watershed development in the Western Ghats region of Kerala – a case study. Proceedings of regional workshop ‘Watershed development, management and evalua
1998 Babu Mathew (1998). Identification of erosion prone areas for prioritization of soil and water conservation programmes in a river basin. Proceedings of 10th Kerala Science Congress. January 1998. Kozhikode. Pp 81.
1994 Babu Mathew and Varadan K M (1994). Integrated approach in watershed planning for sustainable development of land and water resources – a case study. Paper presented in the 1st Water Congress, May 1994. CWRDM, Kozhikode, Kerala.
1994 Babu Mathew, Varadan K M, Dinesan V P and Jose K I (1994). Watershed based development plan – a strategic factor in water management for plantations. Proceedings of seminar on Water management for plantation crops – problems and prospects. June 1994. CWRD
1992 Babu Mathew., Varadan, K. M., Dinesan, V. P. and Jose, K. I. (1992). Watershed Based Development Plan – A strategic factor in Water Management for Plantations. Proc. National Seminar on Integrated River Basin Planning, Trivandrum, 16-17, September 1992.

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No publications exists in this category