Dam Safety

The Dam Safety Organisation of IDRB is a full-fledged cell headed by a Director, Dam Safety within the Irrigation Department under the Chief Engineer, Investigation & Designs, (Irrigation Design & Research Board), Thiruvananthapuram. A Joint Director, two Deputy Directors and six Assistant Directors carry out the functions of this wing. The important functions of this wing are as follows:

  • Monitoring the Post and Pre-monsoon inspection of dams conducted by the field officers. 
  • Monitoring of maintenance and surveillance of the dam.
  • Hydrological review to check the adequacy of the design flood.
  • Preparation of emergency action plans for the dam.
  • Interaction with the Dam Safety Organisation of Central Water Commission.
  • Conducting training programs on dam safety