WAPCOS Limited

WAPCOS Ltd., is a “MINI RATNA” and an ISO: 9001:2008 Certified Government of India Undertaking since 1969, under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation is a well-knit organization with specialised functional core groups fully equipped to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary coverage of all aspects of consultancy in Water Resources, Power and Infrastructure sectors ranging from planning and feasibility studies, detailed surveys, investigations and designs to construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring. WAPCOS was incorporated on June 26, 1969 under the Companies Act 1956.

WAPCOS drives its strength from its human resources, which are backbone of the organisation. WAPCOS has the in-built capacity to provide multi-disciplinary project team comprising of its own core group of professionals and specialists from various organisations of Govt. of India and other State Departments. WAPCOS comprising of more than 1600 highly qualified professionals backed by dynamic and vibrant management in command, is poised to meet the challenges of 21st century very effectively.


Functionally WAPCOS can be broadly categorised into three groups:

  • Water Resources Projects;
  • Infrastructure Projects;
  • Power Projects.

Each of the groups is headed by a specialist senior engineer with proven expertise, capability and experience in aspects relevant to that group. The groups have emerged as centres of excellence in their respective fields. Each of these centres has specified disciplines to cater for both the national and international projects specific to that discipline. These are briefly as below:

Water Resources Projects

  1. Agriculture;
  2. Irrigation & Drainage;
  3. Dam & Reservoir Engineering;
  4. Ground Water Management;
  5. River Morphology;
  6. Dry Land Farming;
  7. Flood Control and River Management;
  8. Performance Evaluation & Impact Assessment;
  9. Environmental & Socio-economic studies.

Infrastructure Projects

  1. Water Supply System, Sewerage and Sanitation;
  2. Solid Waste Management;
  3. Storm Water Drainage;
  4. Roads, Bridges and Highway Engineering;
  5. Ports and Harbours;

Power Projects

  1. Hydro power;
  2. Thermal power;
  3. Solar power;
  4. Power Transmission & Distribution Systems;
  5. Rural Electrification.

Each of these disciplines is headed by officers of the level of Chief Engineers/Additional Chief Engineers who by their specialised qualification and experience are experts in the realm of their individual disciplines. Each of the above wings is staffed with engineers/experts of various levels and relevant fields. The specialised functional core groups as indicated above are supported by over 800 engineers/experts.

Besides this, WAPCOS on its panel has a number of consultants/experts, people with proven contribution to various facets of water resources and power development, who are engaged from time-to-time to ensure that the assignment in hand are executed with the best technical know-how and to the full satisfaction of clients. In addition, there are a group of advisors to give expert advice as and when sought.


The specialised functional core groups, each manned by experts to carry out consultancy assignments in an efficient and the best possible manner, are:

  • Irrigation, Drainage and Water Management;
  • Groundwater Exploration Development of Wells and Minor Irrigation;
  • Flood Control Reclamation and River Morphology;
  • Natural Resources Management;
  • Rainfed and Irrigated Agriculture;
  • Dam and Reservoir Engineering;
  • Power Engineering;
  • Hydro Power Engineering;
  • Water Supply System, Sewerage and Sanitation;
  • Lakes and Wetlands;
  • Rural and Urban Development;
  • Roads, Bridges and Highway Engineering;
  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Ports and Harbours and Inland Waterways;
  • System Studies and Information Technology;
  • Institutional Development, Capacity Building & Training;
  • Human Resources Development;


Besides its own compliment of experienced personnel, WAPCOS has the institutional backing with privilege to draw upon the appropriate in-service expertise from its various reputed constituent units like:

Central Water Commission (CWC);

Survey of India (SOI);

Geological Survey of India (GSI);

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB);

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR);

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD);

Central Electricity Authority (CEA);

Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS);

Central Soil and Material Research Station (CSMRS);

State Irrigation Departments.

The Engineers, Scientists and other experts of these constituents, have worked in a variety of climatic, topographic and socio-economic environments both in India and abroad in more than fifty five countries of Asia and Africa where various types of studies and designs connected resources development projects have been successfully completed. Many of these projects have been funded by International Agencies like the United Nations, the World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank and from local funds of respective countries.


  1. Surveys and Mapping
  • Topographical Surveys;
  • Baseline Surveys and Studies;
  • Reservoir and Command Area Surveys;
  • Hydrological, Hydro-geological, Hydro-meteorological, Geological and Resources Survey/Investigations;
  • Strip and alignment Surveys;
  • Hydrographic Surveys;
  • Geo-technical Investigations and Analysis;
  • Digitisation of Maps;
  • Digitisation of Maps.

  1. Water Resources
  • Hydrological Studies;
  • Water Resources Planning;
  • Hydro meteorological Studies;
  • Dams and Reservoir Engineering/Storage Works;
  • Barrages/Headwork’s/Diversion Works;
  • Flood Control and River Training Works;
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering;
  • Major Canalisation;
  • Minor Canalisation to serve various systems of irrigation;
  • Rehabilitation and Modernisation of Existing City Projects;
  • Ground Water Exploration and Development;
  • Water Management at Institutional and Farm level;
  • Remote Regulation Control and Tele-transmission System;
  • Project Management.

  1. Agriculture
  • Irrigated Agriculture;
  • Agriculture Soil Surveys and Analysis;
  • Watershed Management;
  • Farm Management, Extension Programmes;
  • Agricultural Mechanisation;
  • Support Services;
  • Experimental Farms and Pilot Projects;
  • Land Preparation, Levelling;
  • Arid Zone Farming;
  • Land Reclamation;
  • Command Area Development including On-farm and Off- farm works;
  • Soil Conservation and Forestry;
  • Resettlement Plans for Transmigration;
  • Fisheries processing, Aquaculture engineering, Fishing Harbours and Infrastructural development, Small;
  • Scale and Artisanal Fisheries etc.
  • Rural Institution Planning and Development;
  • Livestock Studies;
  • Market Research including Socio-economic and Techno-economic studies;

  1. Roads and Highways
  • Topographical Surveys;
  • Alignment Surveys;
  • Traffic Survey and Engineering;
  • Design Review;
  • Construction Supervision;
  • Maintenance and Repairs;
  • Drainage Measures;
  • Quality Control Procedures;
  • Transport Economics.

  1. Water Supply, Drainage and Sanitation
  • Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Preparation of Master Plans;
  • Feasibilities Studies;
  • Conceptual and Preliminary Designs;
  • Detailed Engineering;
  • Detailed Project Reports;
  • Preparation of Master Plans;
  • Feasibilities Studies;
  • Conceptual and Preliminary Designs;
  • Detailed Engineering;
  • Detailed Project Reports.


WAPCOS on the international scenario operates in over fifty five countries in Asian and African Regions depicting versatility of working experience under diverse climatic and environmental conditions. The countries of operation include – Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Eriteria, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, India, Iraq, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Magnolia, Maldives.

Leave a Reply