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Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun (WIHG)

GEODYNAMIC EVOLUTION OF THE HIMALAYA

 
  • Geological control of Himalayan springs and Hydrogeological and Ground water prospect mapping.
  • Identification of Hill Aquifers.
  • First systematic hydrogeological studies of ground water resources and diminishing discharges of the springs and streams.
  • Water Chemistry / Quality.
  • Studies of Glaciers including mass balance, glacial hydrology, glacial chemistry.

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PRESENT INVOLVEMENT

 
  • Geohydrological Investigations of Intermontane Basin - Doon Valley and Una Basin
  •  Geohydrological studies of Himalayan springs
  •  Hydrogeological studies of Hot water springs
  •  Hydrochemistry of groundwater, river and lake water and sediments
  •  Glacial Hydrology, mass balance, sediment discharge from glacier and snow chemistry
Projects approved under 12th five year plan (2012-2017)

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FACILITIES

 

Analytical Facilities

 
  • ICP, AAS, IC, XRF, XRD
  • Geo Pentrating Radar, Resistivity meter
  • Particle size Analyser
  • Remote Sensing Analysis

Expertise

 
  • Hydrogeology
  • Remote Sensing Analysis
  • Glaciology
  • Water-ice-sediment chemistry
  • Geo-technical
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Capabilities

 
What we can do -
 
  • Investigation
  • Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Water chemistry / Testing
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • easibility studies for the exploration of groundwater (Tube well/ hand  pumps site selection).
  • Assessment and monitoring of water quality.
  • Formulation of strategies for conservation, management, judicious utilization and distribution of water resources.
  • Provide area specific guidelines for rainwater harvesting, induce recharge etc.
  • Identification of sites for microhydel projects.
  • Environmental impact assessment studies and to know how water resources respond to environmental fluctuation and changes associated with human activities.
  • Studies related to modeling of glacial water inputs to the river discharge, glacier mass-balance and retreat of glaciers etc.
  • Studies related to modeling of suspended sediment discharge from glacier to river.

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CONSTRAINTS

 
  • Man Power (No additional man power)
  • Financial
    (No allocation of the money for such purpose)

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EXISTING WORK WITH USER ORGANIZATION IN UTTARAKHAND

 
  • Feasibility studies for the selection of sites for Tubewell/Handpump -----Jal Nigam
  • Ground water prospect maps
  • Water chemistry/Quality
  • Geological studies for Micro-hydel site selection
  • Sediment characterstics for Micro-hydel projects


 

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