Water Quality Assessment Authority

Government of India

Institutional Setup

Role of various organisations involved in Water Quality Assessment and Management
Water Quality Assessment Authority
(issuing direction and for taking measures for investigations and research; establishment or recognition of environmental laboratories and institutes; collection and dissemination of information and preparation of manuals, codes or guides relating to the prevention, control and abatement of water pollution)
Educational / Research Institutes Non-Governmental Organisations Private Sector
(Research and studies) (Research, studies and mass awareness activities) (Technology providers and Implementation and operationalisation of Water Quality management activities)
State Government
Line Department of State Government Water Quality Review Committee State Pollution Control Board Urban Local Bodies

(Implementation of water quality management programmes and schemes)

(Generation of reliable water quality data; facilitation of activities for prevention and control of pollution of water bodies and improve co-ordination between central and state agencies)

(Enforcement of provisions of various acts and rules for prevention and control of water pollution)

(Implementation of water quality management programme)
Central Government
Ministry of Water Resources Ministry of Environment & Forests Central Pollution Control Board Central Water Commission Central Ground Water Board

(Water Quality Assessment)

(Implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country's natural resources including its lakes and rivers and the prevention and abatement of pollution)

(promotion of cleanliness of streams and wells by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution; collection, compilation and publication of technical and statistical data relating to water pollution)

(collection of technical data relating to surface water quality)

(Ground water monitoring for generating background data of different chemicals constituents in ground water on a regional scale