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     National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee (NIH)

 

MISSION

 

Providing Innovative and Effective S&T for hazard-free sustainable development and management of water and water related disasters

 

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MANDATE

 
  • To undertake, aid, promote and co-ordinate systematic and scientific work in all aspects of hydrology;
  • To co-operate and collaborate with other national, foreign and international organisations in the field of hydrology;
  • To establish and maintain a research and reference library and equip the same with books, reviews, magazines, newspapers and other relevant publications.

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SCIENTIFIC DIVISIONS

 
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Ground Water Hydrology
  • Agricultural Hydrology
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Water Resources Systems
  • Hydrological Investigations

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THRUST AREAS

 
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Groundwater
  • Water Related Disasters
  • Snow and Glacier
  • Prediction in Un-gauged Basins
  • Water Quality
  • Hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones. Reservoir Sedimentation
  • Hydrology of Watershed Management

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FLOOD MANAGEMENT

 
  • Flood Estimation
  • Flood Routing
  • Non-structural and structural measures for flood control
  • Application of remote sensing and GIS in flood management
  • Integrated watershed management for flood control
  • Development of hydrological database management
  • Socio-economic aspects of water related disasters

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SHIFTING OF RIVER

 
Shifting of River Ganga between Ara to Patna (1974 - 2000)
 

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DAM BREAK FLOOD ANALYSIS

 
  • Establishment of Dam spillway capacity
  • Preparation of emergency evacuation plan

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STUDIES CARRIED OUT FOR FOLLOWING DAMS

 
Machhu, Mitti, Bargi, Barna, Pulichintala, Vaigai, Myntdu Laska
 

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WATER AVAILABILITY IN UNGAUGED BASINS

 
Flow duration models for 13 States
 
Regi. On. States

Regional Values for (Q/Qmean)D

25% 50% 60% 75% 80% 90%
A J&K (Ex. Leh & Kargil) 1.16 0.66 0.54 0.40 0.36 0.27
B J&K (Leh & Kargil) 1.22 0.84 0.74 0.59 0.54 0.43
C H.P. 1.18 0.66 0.54 0.39 0.35 0.25
D U.P. 1.28 0.84 0.71 0.53 0.47 0.34
E Bihar 0.74 0.27 0.20 0.12 0.10 0.07
F W.B. & Sikkim 1.09 0.51 0.39 0.26 0.22 0.14
G N. Assam & Arunachal P. 1.31 0.85 0.71 0.53 0.46 0.33
H S. Assam & Meghalaya 1.14 0.49 0.36 0.21 0.16 0.09
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Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram & Tripura

1.25 0.55 0.40 0.22 0.17 0.09
 

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RESERVOIR ANALYSIS

 
  • Developed software for reservoir analysis including simulation of operation of a multi-purpose multi-reservoir system
    • being used by NWDA, CWC, NCA, IIT Roorkee, and CDO, Nasik.
  • Assessed sedimentation using satellite remote sensing

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SNOW AND GLACIER HYDROLOGY

 
  • Snow and glacier melt contribution in annual flows
  • Development of snow melt runoff model
  • Determination of melt runoff yield and distribution
  • Suspended sediment

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WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

 
  • Integrated hydrological study in watersheds
  • Mitigation of water scarcity
  • Collaboration between NIH and NGO
  • Creation of awareness in the local public on the importance of hydrology

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GROUNDWATER ASSESSMENT AND CONJUNCTIVE USE

 
  • Groundwater assessment and water balance study
  • Modeling of variable density flow in coastal aquifers
  • Pollutants source identification in a heterogeneous aquifer (Arsenic problem in West Bengal)
  • Modeling of spring flow

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IRRIGATION RETURN FLOW

 
  • Methodology developed for estimation of Irrigation Return Flow (IRF).
  • Developed empirical relationship for estimating regeneration of flow.

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DRAINAGE CONGESTION

 
  • Drainage congestion problem of Mokama group of Tals
  • Drainage congestion in Punjab (Muktsar district)
  • Design of sub-surface drainage in IGNP Phase II

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SALINITY IN COMMAND AREAS

 
  • Lower Gandak Command
  • Ghatprabha Command
  • Tawa Command
  • Ravi-Tawi Command
  • Aligarh (U.P.)
  • Punjab (Muktsar district)
  • Haryana (Hissar, Rohtak and Jhajjar districts)

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LAKE HYDROLOGY

 
  • Nainital
  • Mansar
  • Bhopal
  • Pichola
  • Sagar
  • Dal Nagin
  • Barapani
   
 

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WATER QUALITY

 
  • Ground water quality in Metropolitan cities
  • Water quality modeling
  • Adsorption and movement of pollutants by sediment
  • River water quality
  • Lake water quality

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FRESHWATER-SALINE WATER INTERACTION IN COASTAL AREAS

 
  • Development of groundwater management strategies in coastal regions

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HYDROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

 
  • Delineation and prioritization of watersheds
  • Water Quality
  • Water availability in semi-arid and Kandi watersheds

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DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTS

 
  • Weighing rain gauge
  • Weighing snow gauge
  • Optical shaft-encoder type water level recorder
  • Depth water sampler

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HYDROLOGY PROJECT

 
  • INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING
    • Consolidation of HP-I
    • Awareness, dissemination and knowledge sharing
    • Technical consultancy
  • VERTICAL EXTENSION
    • Development of hydrological design aids
    • Decision support systems
    • Purpose Driven Studies

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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & PUBLICATIONS

 

Scientific Output

 
  • 600 technical reports
  • 1200 research papers
  • 10 Books
  • Training courses, workshops, seminars
  • 100 training courses
  • 10 International and Regional Seminars
  • 6 National Seminars

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PUBLIC AWARENESS

 

Pamphlets, brochures and leaflets on water conservation, water management Water Science Educational Series Interactive workshops

 

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NATIONAL COLLABORATION

 

 
 

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INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

 

 

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INCOH ACTIVITIES

 
  • Apex body for co-ordinating hydrological activities in the country
  • Sponsorship of National, International, Regional and State level seminars, symposia and workshops
  • Funding R&D projects in hydrology
  • State-of-art reports in thrust areas in hydrology
  • Nodal agency for the implementation of International Program of Hydrology (IHP) of UNESCO in India

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CAPACITY BUILDING

 
  • Conducted basic and advanced training for field engineers
  • Users Interaction Workshop for village level Watershed committee members
  • Interacting with NGOs
  • Participating in national/international exhibitions

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AWARDS / RECOGNITION

 
  • Nuclear Hydrology Lab of the Institute is recognised as one of the three best Laboratories in the world by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

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SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS

 
  • Completed 70 sponsored research projects to solve specific problems
  • Completed 3 research projects for Indian Army

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VISION

 
  • Water availability and quality
  • Hydrology of extremes
  • Sustainable development of water resources
  • Campaigns for awareness
  • Capacity building

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