From the very inception of CWRDM, education, extension and training activities were given importance, and these assignments were carried out by the Education and Extension  Division, which was later renamed as Training, Education and Extension Division.

CWRDM was given the additional responsibility to serve as one of the Water and Land Management Institutes of India, specially for Kerala, in the late 1980s.  Thus, the training of the officials of the Irrigation and other user departments/agencies on water resources management became the additional mandate of CWRDM.  The proposal of CWRDM was approved by the CWC and the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India and financial assistance was provided by USAID till 1995.  Later, this programme was renamed as Water Resources Management Training Programme (WRMTP).  Presently, the State Government provides financial assistance to run the training programmes.  National Courses on relevant topics are also sponsored by the CWC every year.

The staff of CWRDM, belonging to different disciplines, serve as the core faculty for the training programmes, and resource persons are also invited from other reputed organisations. Both induction courses and in-service courses are conducted for the officials in addition to specialised courses on specific topics. Around 4000 officials and 10000 farmers, Representatives of People, NGOs, SHGs, etc have been trained as a part of this programme. Action Research, Adaptive trials, Seminars, Workshops, etc are also conducted as part of the WRMTP. The training facilities in the campus include: lecture halls, auditorium, trainees hostel, guest house, library, etc.

In addition to the WRMTP, training programmes were also conducted for EC, Swiss Intercorporation, World Bank assisted projects, CWC, NABARD, KSEB, Department of Water Resources, Agriculture and Forestry of Kerala Government .

CWRDM has been identified by various IITs and Universities as an Institute for research leading to graduate and doctoral programmes.

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        Topic

        Dates

        1

        One month Induction Training Course on ‘Irrigation Water Management’

        5 January - 5 February 

        2

        Training Programme on ‘Wetland Conservation and Management’

        22 – 24 January 

        3

        Environment Management Training-Water Quality and Sanitation

        13-15 July

        4

        ‘Safe water and Human Health’

        11-13 August

        5

        ‘Application of Isotope Tracer Techniques for Water Resources Development and Management’

        17-19 August 

        6

        Planning of Water Supply and Sanitation projects’

        21  August  

        7

        “Environmental Impact Assessment Process”

        15 -17 September

        8

        “Strategies for Groundwater Development and Management”,

        6-8 October


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        Topic

        Dates

        1. 

        Introduction to Coastal Erosion Problems and Protection Measures in Kerala

        06-09 January

        2. 

        Management of Organizational Change

        07-09 January

        3. 

        Planning of water Supply and Sanitation Projects

        22 July

        4. 

        Introduction to Coastal Erosion Problems and Protection Measures in Kerala

        04-07Auust

        5. 

        Integrated Water Resources Management –Orienataion programme

        18 August 

        6. 

        Safe Water and Human Health

        19-20 August

        7. 

        Introduction to Coastal Erosion Problems and Protection Measures in Kerala conducted

        22-25 September 

        8. 

        Integrated Watershed Management - Monitoring & Evaluation at Thrissur

        24-26 September 

        9. 

        Bench Marking of Irrigation Projects

        07 – 10 October

        10. 

        Water Supply and Sanitation, for the Officers from LSGD, KWA, Jalanidhi, Municipalities/ Corporations

        07 - 09 October 

        11. 

        Integrated Water Resources Management with Special

        Reference to Pamba River Basin

        14 – 16, October

        12. 

        Advanced  Techniques  in  Groundwater  Development and Management,

        14-16 October 

        13. 

        Introduction  to  Advanced  Mapping  Techniques  for

        Water Resources Management-

        23-25 October

        14. 

        Irrigation Management under

        4-6November

        15. 

        Management of Organisational Change at Ernakulam

        5-7 November 

        16. 

        Groundwater Recharge and Management Strategies,

        11-13 November 

        17. 

        Environmental Impact Assessment Process, for the Engineers of Irrigation and Agriculture Departments,

        18– 20 November

        18. 

        Management  Skills  for  Officers  in  the  Government

        Departments  at Palakkad

        26 -28 November


        19. 

        Application of Decision Support System in Irrigated Agriculture

        9-11 December

        20. 

        Techniquesfor estimation of water potential of river basins at Eranakulam

        9-11  December


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                                         Topic

        Dates

        1

        Management of Organizational Change 

        3-4 January

        2

        Irrigation Management

        09-11 January

        3

        Soft Computing Techniques in Hydrology

        15-17 January

        4

        Introduction to application of RS and GIS in Water Resources Management’

        22- 23 January

        5

        Water Supply and Sanitation’

        05-07 February

        6

        Techniques for estimation of water potential of river basins

        03-05 September

        7

        Integrated Watershed Management: Monitoring and Evaluation

        09-11 September

        24-26 September 

        8

        Environmental Impact Assessment of Water Resources Projects

        08-09 October 

        9

        Sensitization Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management

        22-23 October

        20-21 November

        10

        Strategies for Groundwater Development and Management

        22-24 October 

        11

        Integrated Water Resources Management with Special Reference to Pamba River Basin

        23-25 October

        12

        Irrigation Water Management (Induction Course)

        28 October –

        28 November 

        13

        Irrigation Management in Precision Farming

        30-31 October

        14

        Techniques for Estimation of Water Potential of River Basins

        04-06 November 

        15

        Irrigation Management

        06-08 November 

        16

        Aquifer Recharge (AR) & Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)

        11-13 November 

        17

        Water Quality Monitoring Techniques

        19-23 November

        18

        Introduction to Advanced Mapping Techniques for Water Resources Management

        26-28 November

        19

        Wetland Conservation and Management

        04-06 December

        20

        Workshop on Interstate Rivers and Interbasin Transfers

        05 December 

        21

        Application of Decision Support System in Irrigated Agriculture

        11-13 December

        22

        Introduction to Application of RS&GIS in Water Resources Management

        17-20 November 


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        Title

        Dates

        1. 

        Diagnostic Analysis of Irrigation Projects

        04-06 January

        2. 

        Application of Geomatics in Water Resources Management

        17-20 January

        3. 

        Induction training on Irrigation Water Management

        03 January –03 February, 04 July – 04 August

        4. 

        Introduction to Coastal Erosion Problems and Protection Measures in Kerala

        09-12 July

        5. 

        Flood Disaster Management

        25-26 July 

        6. 

        TOT for WALMIs/IMTIs on Benchmarking of Irrigation Projects

        21-23 August

        7. 

        Environmental Impact Assessment Process

        05-06 September

        8. 

        Design of Minor Irrigation Schemes

        12-14 September

        9. 

        Integrated Mangrove Aquaculture for Environmental Management

        13-14 September

        10. 

        Soft Computing Techniquest in Hydrology

        03-05 October

        11. 

        Artificial Recharge of Groundwater: Concerns and Perspective

        08-10 October

        12. 

        Safe Water and Human Health

        16-17 October

        13. 

        Irrigation Management in Precision Farming

        30-31 October

        14. 

        Groundwater Exploration Techniques and Conservation Strategies

        06-09 November

        15. 

        Farmer Management of Minor Irrigation Systems for Better Command Area Development

        15-17 November

        16. 

        Planning of Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes

        16 November

        17. 

        Water Quality Monitoring Techniques

        19-23 November

        18. 

        Advanced Mapping Techniques for Water Resources Management

        27-29, November

        19. 

        GIS based Watershed Modelling using SWAT

        04-06 December

        20. 

        Application of Decision Support System in Irrigated Agriculture

        12-14 December

        21. 

        Diagonostic Analysis of Irrigation Projects

        18-20 December