Odisha Water Academy

Odisha Water Academy (OWA) , a Centre of Excellence established under Water Corporation of Odisha (WATCO), Housing & Urban Development Dept, Govt. of Odisha, is committed to offer high quality practitioners-focussed training solutions and exposure visits for diverse stakeholders in the field of water and wastewater sector through self-financing mode.


OWA since its inception is committed to offer need-based training solutions to cross-section of water professionals field engineers, senior officials of ULBs, administrators, policy makers of Odisha and different States . Recently, OWA has been empanelled by MOHUA/CPHEEO as a leading Training Institution in the water & sanitation sector.

OWA is fast emerging as a knowledge and learning hub not only for internal stakeholders, but for many senior policy makers/ administrators/ technocrats /practitioners from NITI AYOG/MOHUA//NIUA/CPHEEO and other States (namely Karnataka /UP /MP/North-East
/Uttarakhand, who have taken keen interest in Odisha Model and come forward to participate in such Training Programme-cum-Exposure Visit with feedback of applying rich learning experience.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of establishing the Academy is to set up a Centre of Excellence that can impart state-of-the-art, innovative training and capacity building for the personnel working in water and waste water utility/business in the state or beyond, in such a manner that the utility/business becomes capable of providing safe, reliable, satisfactory and sustainable water, wastewater & related services to the individuals and communities, enhancing their basic health and hygiene levels, socio-economic development and quality of life.