Training Education & Extension


The Division caters to the training education and extension needs in all spheres of water resources development and management. Activities include training, action research, adaptive trials, frontline demonstrations, research and consultancy projects, seminars, workshops/awareness programmes etc.  


TEED shall serve as arm of CWRDM catering to the Training Education and Extension  needs in all spheres of water resources management and act as a facilitator coordinating the various activities/programmes in this sector.


Mission of TEED is to enhance the knowledge and skills of different target groups of people/ water managers and equip them in scientific water management by imparting necessary education and extension inputs and make them aware of the importance of water as a natural resource.

Thrust Areas

  • Training programmes in water resources management
  • Education, Extension and Outreach programmes
  • Farmer participatory Action research/Adaptive research
  • Evaluation of Irrigation /watershed projects

Major Activities

Training is one of the major thrust areas of TEED. The Division  has been active in  communicating information and ideas on scientific water resources development and management aspects to different target groups through training, demonstrations and other technology transfer methods. Training is imparted for the officers of stakeholder departments and farmer leaders on relevant identified topics. In 1988, the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) of Kerala started functioning in CWRDM with the funding from USAID. Training activities of the Centre were strengthened under the Irrigation Management Training Project (IMTP) of USAID. Further, in the same project, CWRDM imparted the National Level Training Course on ‘Drip & Sprinkler Irrigation System Design & Layout’, a training course transferred from the UTAH State University of the United States. IMTP was later renamed as Water resources Management and Training Project (WRMTP).Every year about 25 to 30 courses are conducted under WRMTP on diverse water related topics.Other than WRMTP, we conduct sponsored training also (training component of the National Water Management Project (NWMP), training programmes under the European Economic Community (EEC) funded ‘Kerala Minor Irrigation Project’, training for Engineers from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu Officers and farmers from Haryana, State Government sponsored programmes etc. Tailor-made programmes are offered based on specific needs of the sponsoring agencies. Such training programs are conducted for clientele both from within and outside the State.About 500 training programmes had already been conducted for the service departments of the State and more than 10,000 officials and equal number of farmers  were trained. 

Training Courses Offered

  • WRMTP Training on Irrigation Management in Precision farming
  • WRMTP Training on Management of Organizational Change
  • WRMTP Training on Management Skills for Officers in the Government Departments
  • WRMTP - Sensitization Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management
  • WRMTP Training –One month induction course on Irrigation Water Management for the newly recruited Asst   Engineers of Irrigation Dept.
  • WRMTP training on Integrated watershed management-Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Sponsored ‘Training Cum Study Tour on Irrigation Water Management’ for the  Asst. Exe. Engineers/ Asst       Engineers of Agriculture Engineering Department, Tamil Nadu.
  • National level training course on ‘Irrigation Water Management’ for Water User Associations under the sponsorship of National Water Mission, MoWR.
  • National level ‘Learning Exchange and Youth Leadership workshop for Eco & Wash Futures’ sponsored by     National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi
  • Regional Workshop on ‘Water Security through Public Participation’.
  • Technical Advisory Committee meeting of WRMTP at CWRDM.

Reprographic Section

Reprographic  section is a centralized facility catering to the printing and binding works of the reports and publications of  all the Divisions and units of CWRDM. Spiral Binding  and Book Binding are the services offered.

Lecture Halls

Two 40 seater A/C lecture halls with wifi and audio visual aids

Journal Papers
    • Madhavachandran K, Babu Mathew and Sundararajan V (2008). ‘Improving water use efficiency in rice through on-farm water management : A study from Kerala, India. Journal of Applied Irrigation Science Vol.43 No.2, October 2008. DLG Verlag, Germany. Pp 119-127.
Conference Proceedings
    • Kamalam Joseph, Babu Mathew and Valsan T (2010). Public Private Partnership in Water Conservation and Managemnt – CWRDM experiences’ in the workshop volume on “Public Private Partnership in Groundwater Development and Conservation” held at Thiruvananthapuram. January 2010. CGWB, MoWR, Govt. of India. Pp 91-99.
    • Shamla Rasheed, Joseph E J, Babu Mathew et al (2010). ‘Effects of strip cropping of pineapple with ginger and turmeric on conservation of soil and water resources in Western Ghats region’ in Proceedings of the National seminar on ‘Soil, water and crop management for higher productivity of spices’ 11-12 February 2010. CWRDM Kozhikode. Pp 75-80.
    • Babu Mathew et al (2003). ‘An interactive spreadsheet software to plan and implement groundwater recharge measures as an integral part of a rural water supply project in Kerala State’. 10th National water convention, Bhuvaneswar 5-7 Nov.2003
    • Babu Mathew, P.Jayakumar, George Mammen, Rajagopalan S.P. 2003. ‘An interactive spread sheet to plan and implement ground water recharge measures as an integral part of a rural water supply project in Kerala state’. Paper presented in the 10th National Water Convention held at Bhubaneshwar during 5 - 7 Nov.2003.
    • Babu Mathew and Joseph E J ‘Agro-hydrological impact of watershed treatments in the Western Ghats region of Kerala – a case study of Chembankuzhy watershed’ National symposium on ‘Soil and water conservation measures and sustainable landuse systems’ 16-17 Nov.2002, ICAR Research Station, Goa
    • Joseph E J and Babu Mathew (2002) ‘Environmental sustainability of watersheds through Biodiversity conservation – a conceptual analysis’. National symposium on ‘Soil and water conservation measures and sustainable landuse systems’ 16-17 Nov.2002, ICAR Research Station, Goa.
    • Babu Mathew and Varadan K M (2001) ‘Perceptions of the stakeholders and officials on watershed development programmes – a case study in Wesern Ghats region of Kerala’ Proceedings of the 9th National water convention, Bangalore 3-5 Nov.2001 pp 71-75
    • Babu Mathew and Varadan K M (2000) Concurrent evaluation of hydrologic and socio-economic aspects of watershed development in the Western Ghats region of Kerala – a case study. Proceedings of regional workshop ‘Watershed development, management and evaluation in the Western Ghats region of India 28-29 Feb. 2000 Kozhikode pp 291-297.
    • George Mammen, Babu Mathew, Varadan K M and Sundararajan V (2000).Canopy temperature technique for scheduling irrigation for Tea (Camellia sinensis). Proceedings of the 12th Kerala Science Congress. January 2000. Kumily, Idukki, Kerala. Pp.55-57.
    • Madhava Chandran K and Babu Mathew (2000) Relevance of farmer participatory research on soil and water conservation in Western Ghats region of Kerala. Proceedings of regional workshop ‘Watershed development management and evaluation in the Western Ghats region of India 28-29 Feb. 2000 Kozhikode pp 340-343.
Research Reports
Books and Monographs

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects