The Organisation

          The Kerala Water Authority was constituted by the Government of Kerala on 1st April 1984 under the Kerala Water Supply and Waste Water Ordinance 1984 as a successor to the erstwhile Public Health Engineering Department of the Government of Kerala. The ordinance was replaced by the Kerala Water Supply and Sewerage Act 1986.

Organisation set up

          The Board of the Authority consists of Chairman, Managing Director, Secretary to Government (Water Supply), Secretary to Government (Finance), Secretary to Government (Local Administration), Secretary to Government (Rural Development), two members representing local bodies, two members appointed by the Government, Technical Member and Accounts Member. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of Kerala Water Authority.

The present members of the Kerala Water Authority are:

Sri. N.V  Madhavan, IAS Chairman, Principal Secretary(Power), Govt.of Kerala
Sri. R. Ramanujam Managing Director, Kerala Water Authority
Sri. P. M. Mohandas Technical Member, Kerala Water Authority
Sri. M. Ganesan Accounts Member, Kerala Water Authority
Smt. Sudha Pillai, IAS Principal Secretary, Finance Department
Sri. P. Kamalkutty, IAS Secretary to Govt., Local Self Govt.(Rural Dept) 
  • Kerala Water Authority is divided into three regions, viz, South, Central and North with headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode respectively headed by a Chief Engineer at each regional office. 
  • Apart from the Regional Chief Engineers, there are Chief Engineers for (i) Personal, Services and General matters, (ii) Investigation, Planning and Design, (iii) Human Resources Development and (iv) OECF projects. There is also a Finance Manager & Chief Accounts Officer to look after the financial management of the Authority.

    The name of the above officers are as follows:
Chief Engineer(South) Sri. C. N. Prasanna Kumar
Chief Engineer(Central) Smt. T. R. Indira
Chief Engineer(North) Sri. C. Reghu
Chief Engineer(PS&GL) Sri. K. Lokesan Nair
Chief Engineer(IPD) Sri. P.R Dharmaraja Iyer
Chief Engineer(HRD) Sri. K. Lokesan Nair (charge)
Finance Manager & Chief Accounts Officer Sri. P.R. Devaraj

   The activities of the Authority are handled in the following offices :



       Head of the Office



Head office 

Managing Director

Chief Executive


Regional offices

Chief Engineer

Region Head


Circle offices

Superintending Engineer




Executive Engineer



Sub Divisions

Assistant Exe. Engineer



Section offices

Assistant Engineer

The organisation has 465 offices and around 9000 employees. To see the offices

The activities of the Authority are controlled and monitored by the  Head Office. 

          There is an  Investigation Planning & Design Wing in  KWA which is in charge of preparation of project reports for formulation of various water supply and sewerage schemes. 

        The Kerala Water Authority HRD Wing is headed by the Chief Engineer (HRD) and has two units viz. Training and HRD.  In house sectoral training are conducted by the Training Centre every year based on an approved Action Plan for all categories of staff including Technical, Ministerial, Class IV, Operating staff etc.  Officers of Kerala Water Authority are also deputed for the refresher training courses through CPHEEO carried out at various institutions in the country and also for courses conducted by NEERI, HSMI etc.  Kerala Water Authority is conducting national refresher course on Water Works Supervisors Course every year (4 weeks duration) for which participants from all over India attend.  Training Centre also deputes Kerala Water Authority staff for PG courses in Public Health/Environmental Engineering inside as well as outside the State.

            The HRD unit imports GRL training as envisaged by NHRD Programme.  The participants are selected by the respective Panchayats with the concurrence of the concerned District Collector.

Status of Computerization
           The Authority has computerized the billing and collection in Trivandrum,Cochin and Kozhikode with good results.  It is proposed to replicate this system in all major revenue centres of the Authority in one or two year time. There is Computer Network System in the Head Office. For effective planning, monitoring and implementation of various activities in water supply and sanitation sector of Kerala Computerised Management Information System (MIS) in Kerala Water Authority with the assistance of Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission of GOI is being implemented.



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for Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala.