Dams are vital for ensuring the water security of India : its secure water distribution, are essential for irrigation, protect the population against flooding and generate affordable and clean energy. India ranks third globally with more than 5000 large dams in operation and about 400 under construction. Most the existing dams are very ageing with major risks associated.
In April 212, the Indian government launched a large investing program to improve safety and operational performance of dams. Since 2013, Egis has been providing technical assistance and institutional strengthening to the Indian Government for the improvement and rehabilitation of 223 dams in 7 states.
The main Egis challenge was to accompany the Indian government to identify the dams, most at risk (with the highest consequences of breakage), to prepare a rehabilitation program, based on technical and financial data, and to implement the rehabilitation work with quality monitoring.
The second challenge was to provide Dam Safety Institutional Strengthening through national and international trainings and facilitation of annual Dam Safety Conference attended by over 600 delegates.
A web-based asset management software to support the effective collection and management of asset and health data for all large dams in India.
An innovative tool developed by Egis to enhance the capacity to manage dam assets in order to sustain advantages and prevent disaster.
DHARMA addresses 4 main challenges:
A team of 40 international and national experts with high competences on dam safety and project management!
The strength of this team is to combine a perfect knowledge of the local context and a high level of expertise in the field of dams.
Photos credits: Snehit photo / Egis - Anne Tessier