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CAWTM About us

MRCAWTM was established under FET, MRIIRS Faridabad on 13th April 2017 as a centre of excellence on outcome of the study conducted for establishing the facts behind the dry out of Badhkhal lake Faridabad.   Dr NC Wadhwa, DG, MREI is providing the overall leadership to MRCAWTM. Dr Dipankar Saha was appointed as the present Chair Professor of MRCAWTM on 14th April 2021 after demise of the first and founder Chair Professor Dr D K Chadha.  Dr Arunangshu Mukherjee is working as the Director, MRCAWTM. The Center is a team of multidisciplinary professionals providing real time solutions to challenges in water domain. MRCAWTM is having five field research units, one each at Barmer, Ballabhgarh, Khol-Rewari, Palwal and Panchkula where two to ten field specialists are working. MRCAWTM in its short period of journey of 5yrs, has been able to achieve significant milestones in the form of projects obtained, executed, and completed. So far 8 projects have been successfully completed between June 2018 and June 2021 of worth ~Rs2.0 Cr. Further, 11 more projects of Rs 11.31 Cr are in progress as on 31st July 2022. MRCAWTM is working for its vision of clean water for all forever. The major area of work includes 1. R&D Studies, 2. Technical Interventions, 3. Training and Capacity Building, 4. Outreach programs, 5. Product and Innovation. The Center has also established linkage with various Governmental, academic, and non- Governmental agencies through MoUs. MRCAWTM has been able to achieve Accreditation of CGWA, GOI on 1st Oct 2021 for next 5 yrs. MRCAWTM has grabbed the Aqua Foundation Excellence Award, 2017 under the category of Institutional Excellence in Resource Management. The faculties of Center have published research papers in National and International Scientific Journals and written Books and Book chapters of reputed publishers.



Founder Chair Professor: Late Dr D K Chadha, Former Chairman CGWB (13thApril 2017- 30th Dec 2020)

Advisory Body:

  •  Er A B Pandya, Secretary General ICID
  •   Sh Sunil Kumar, Chairman CGWB and Chairman CGWA
  •   Prof David Polya, FSE, Associate Dean of Internationalization, Uni of Manchester, UK
  •   Prof Sekhar Muddu, IISC Bangalore
  •   Prof Ashish Pandey, HOD, WRDM, Dept IIT Roorkee
  •   Sh S Marwaha, Member, HRWA
  •   Dr Pawan Labsetwar, Principal Scientist, NEERI NAGPUR
  •   Dr Bhoop Singh, Former Scientist G & Head NRDMS, DST
  •   Sh J K Bhalla, Former Director, GSI

Working Team

  •  Overarching leadership : Dr N C Wadhwa, DG, MREI
  •   ED & Dean Research     :  Dr Sarita Sachdeva, Professor, Biotechnology
  •   Chair Professor              :  Dr Dipankar Saha, Former Member CGWB
  •   Director                           : Dr Arunangshu Mukherjee, Professor & Head, ES&E & Former Scientist, CGWB
  •   Dy Director                     :  Ms Shena Rai, Assistant Professor, , ES&E, FET, MRIIRS             
  •   Associates                        :  Prof(Dr) Nidhi Didwania, Prof Brijesh Kumar,  and Dr H S Saini
  •   Research Associates      :  Sh Sandeep Punia and  Alifia Ibkar
  •   Field Research Team     :  Barmer, Ballabhgarh Khol-Rewari,Palwal and Panchkula, – Total=20 person


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