Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, more popularly known as CWRDM, has completed more than three decades of its existence and over the years, it has established itself as a premier centre for research, development, consultancy and training in various spheres of water resources. With its dedicated group of scientists and other technical and administrative staff, state-of-art laboratory facilities, the Centre has made its mark not only in Kerala but also at the National and International level. Water, being at the focus of many of the developmental activities across the country, importance of an institute like CWRDM need not be reemphasized. The Centre is now venturing and making strides into studies in the newer thrust areas like Climate Change, Water Related Disaster Mitigation and Management, Biotechnology, Geo-informatics, Isotope Hydrology, etc.
The journey of CWRDM during the last 38 years has been eventful and it is a matter of pride that scientists have contributed to the technological and scientific activities in various aspects of water, particularly in the State of Kerala, and the Nation in general. I am sure with the motivation of the highly qualified and efficient group of scientists; CWRDM will be able to play a significant role in India as a Centre of Excellence in the water sector.