Hydrological Data User's Group
  Hydrological Data Users Group is a state or national level representative group of current & potential large scale and repeated users of HIS data who are having a stake in water resources utilization, assessment & management. It is mandatory for intending data users to be a member of HDUG.
   
  Purpose
 
  • Common platform for discussions between HDUG and data providers.
  • To create awareness amongst users about HIS data and educate them on the potentials and limitations of HIS.
  • To understand, analyze and update information on the changing needs of data users from a macro level perspective.
  • To review recommended additions/ deletions in the data collection networks and related HIS, if appropriate.
   
  Regulations governing HDUG
  Purpose:
 
  • One common HDUG in the state representing SW & GW departments and users. 
  • A common HDUG at the national level, constituting users of  CWC and CGWB data.
  • The state or central level forum comprising all the members of HDUG will be called the General body.
  • The general body will be assisted by secretariat located at the state level / national level data center.
  • The general body members can examine and discuss specific tasks to be carried out from and recommend the mode of executing such tasks.
  Membership
 
  • The general body membership of the HDUG is open to all(current or potential) users.
  • Any HDUG member can request for data, subject to meeting the criteria laid down by the ministry / agency from time to time.
  • The general body membership of HDUG is valid for a fixed duration of two years. However, there is no restriction on re-nomination of members.
   
  HDUG Roles
  HDUG is a representative body of current and potential large scale and repeat users of HIS data. This body will be vested with two broad roles:
 
  • Advisory role
  • Demand - supply linkage role
  Under these roles the general body will function according to the scope of activities defined.
       
  HDUG Membership Details
   
 
Year Govt Semi-Govt. Educational NGO Other Private Total
1999 6 3 6 10 0 1 26
2000 4 4 5 5 0 6 24
2001 6 0 0 3 0 1 10
2002 6 1 3 0 0 6 16
2003 27 5 16 7 0 14 69
2004 50 2 8 3 0 17 80
2005 20 7 6 2 0 4 39
2006 42 14 29 7 19 55 166
2007 102 33 70 35 16 181 437
2008 39 11 82 7 15 110 264
2009 45 11 103 8 9 190 333
2010 12 03 50 5 0 22 92
2011 13 11 77 7 1 79 188
2012 14 2 59 4 11 55 145
Total  395 107 530 105 76 756 1969