The Centre for Water Resources (CWR) which forms a part of the Institute of Science and Technology, JNT University, Hyderabad was established in the year 1984 with the funding from the then Ministry of Education and Culture, Government of India to impart training in the management of water resources at an advanced level and to undertake research and developmental activities in the field of water, land and Environmental Management and other related areas.
Since then the Centre has acquired a reputation among user agencies like State and Central Government Departments and other public sector and private organizations as an apex body for imparting training and undertaking field oriented research projects in water, land and Environmental Management. In the past decade the activities of the centre has been greatly diversified and is concentrated on Water, land and Environment for sustainable development. Central Public Health and Environmental Organization has recognized this centre as one of the renowned institute offering P.G. courses in Water and Environment.
The centre is funded by the World Bank under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) and established well equipped laboratories. Research projects were taken up in many areas of Water Resources and Environment at National and International levels. Many National and International conferences were also conducted by the centre; notable among them is ICHWAM (International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management) series which is being conducted for every four years.