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PDS is related to specific issues of water management problems identified within the area of operation of implementing agencies and of public concern. Outcome of the studies are expected to provide feasible and cost effective methodology for replication in other areas situated in similar hydro-geological setup.
Surface Water PDS
Surface Water PDS
SW-AP-1 Reservoir sedimentation studies
Principal Investigator Andhra Pradesh Engineering Research Laboratory (APERL)
Budget (In Rs.)

50 Lakh in MTR

60.50 lakh (Proposal as estimated)

  • In spite of provision of dead storage at planning stage, nature of sedimentation normally occupies some portion of live storage. One objective is to access the nature of sedimentation.
  • The loss of storage capacity due to siltation and the rate of siltation will be worked out by conducting systematic capacity survey.
  • The results will not be helpful only in updating reservoir capacity table and water regulation in existing reservoir but also in planning for new reservoirs.
  • The remedial measures/ methodology like construction of check dams, Rock fill dams, silt arresting tanks, continuous contour trenches etc., in the catchment area will be suggested for reducing the sedimentation.
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SW-BBMB-1 Assessment of effects of sedimentation on the capacity/life of Bhakra Reservoir (Gobind Sagar) on rivers Satlej and Pong Reservoir on river Beas
Principal Investigator BBMB (Director), Chandigarh & Dr. Sanjay K. Jain, NIH Roorkee
Budget (In Rs.) 51 Lakh
  • Collection and development of data for the catchment and the reservoir by latest techniques.
  • Analysis of existing sediment data at various locations in the catchments of river Satluj and Beas.
  • Soil erosion modeling for both the catchments
  • Development of mathematical model for instant study of Sedimentation to assess life of reservoirs.
  • Dissemination of knowledge, findings and applications of the developed models to field Engineers through preparation of manual, leaflets & by organizing workshop & seminars.
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SW-CH-1 Study of reservoir sedimentation, impact assessment and development of catchment area treatment plan for Kodar reservoir
Principal Investigator Water Resources Department, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur & NIH, Regional Centre, Sagar (M.P.)
Budget (In Rs.) 34.33 Lakh
  • Assessment of present status of reservoir storage by estimating revised capacity using remote sensing approach.
  • Sediment modeling.
  • Assessment of soil loss from catchment area.
  • Prioritization of catchment area based on geomorphological characteristics, sediment yield and risk of erosion and soil loss from sub-catchments.
  • Detection of change in land use and other environmental parameters responsible for sedimentation in reservoir.
  • Development of management plan for catchment area with area specific soil conservation measures for minimizing sedimentation in reservoir.
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SW-CH-2 Water availability study and supply-demand analysis in Seonath sub-basin
Principal Investigator Water Resources Department, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur & NIH, Regional Centre, Sagar (M.P.)
Budget (In Rs.) 49.35 Lakh
  • Assessment of surface and ground water resources.
  • Assessment of supply-demand scenario in the Kharun sub-basin.
  • Development of rainfall-runoff model.
  • Estimation of crop water requirement.
  • Optimal utilization of water resources for various uses.
  • Dissemination of knowledge, findings and application of the developed model to field engineers and common people through preparation of Manual, leaflets, booklets and by organizing workshops/ seminars every year.
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SW-GJ-1 Crop water requirement of central province of Gujarat for optimum utilisation of irrigation water
Principal Investigator Mr. M.A. Shaikh
Budget (In Rs.) 15.65 Lakh
  • To work out principal crop water requirement of the study area and to implement it on site
  • To observe its outcome
  • To use the same methodology for other areas.
  • To optimize the use of water for agriculture purpose.
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SW-GJ-2 Study of WQ fluctuation in river Vishwamitri
Principal Investigator Sri. U.K. Sarvaiya
Chief Engineer and Director, GERI
Budget (In Rs.) 6.27 Lakh
  • To study the effect of water quality along the length of river Vishwamitri passes through Vadodara City.
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SW-GJ-3 Study of trend in WQ of locations identified as hot spots
Principal Investigator Sri. U.K. Sarvaiya
Chief Engineer and Director, GERI
Budget (In Rs.) 5.13 Lakh
  • To assess the pollution due to human activity in terms of nutrients and micro pollutants in the wake of increased density to population more and more developmental activities leads to urbanization and industrialization which further consolidates renewed need of developmental activities.
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SW-GJ-4 Monitoring of WQ fluctuations in river Sabarmati
Principal Investigator Sri. K.L.Dave
Chief Engineer and Director, GERI
Budget (In Rs.) 7.35 Lakh
  • To update the water quality data
  • To observe the effect of dilution on surface water quality due to Narmada River water discharge through Narmada Canal at locations along the River Sabarmati
  • To study the influence of Sabarmati River on the ground water in terms of concentration of pollutants.
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SW-Goa-1 Evaluation of downstream consequences of well pumping at Verna Plateau & working out Water Resource Management strategy
Principal Investigator Mr. H.M. Rangaraju
Executive Engineer
Works Div II, W.R.D., Gogal, Margao-Goa
Budget (In Rs.) 70.00 Lakh
  • Evaluation of impact of ground water pumping at Verna plateau on springs, irrigation tank and wells located downstream
  • Evaluating efficiency, effectiveness and benefit of rainwater harvesting and ground water augmentation.
  • Establishing Baseline information on Water Quality and monitoring trend for selected parameters for selected location.
  • Assessment of Ground water potential at micro level to manage the resources.
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SW-HP-1 Study of impact of river/Khad Bed on water sources (water winning structures) and evolution of policy and guidelines to prevent adverse impact
Principal Investigator XEN-Hyd, HP
Mr. Sanjeev Kaul
Budget (In Rs.) 30 Lakh
  • To assess the impact on water sources due to mining of bed of khad/ rivulet and formulating policy & guidelines to prevent detrimental effects.
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SW-HP-2 Suggested short and long term measures for combating water stress in identified areas of HP
Principal Investigator XEN-Hyd, HP
Mr. Sanjeev Kaul
Budget (In Rs.) 75 Lakh
  • To find both short term and long term measures to deal with water stress in the identified area of HP as envisaged in the National Water Policy by having a comprehensive water resources management plan of study area.
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SW-KN-1 Study of water samples at various sites in southern Karnataka
Principal Investigator H.K. Nagaraju
Research officer
Concrete and Pozzolana Branch
Technical Services Division, K.E.R.S, K.R. Sagar
Budget (In Rs.) 17.2 Lakh
  • For rational planning of pollution control strategies and their prioritization.
  • To assess nature and extent of pollution control needed in different water bodies or their part.
  • To evaluate water quality trend over a period of time.
  • To assess the fitness of water for various uses.
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SW-KL-1 Comprehensive assessment of WQ in Kerala State by Kerala State Irrigation Dept, GW Dept and Hard Rock Regional Centre NIH, Belgaum
Principal Investigator Mr. R. Rajasekharan Nair
CE, Project II & Hydrology Project
Kerala State Irrigation Department
Budget (In Rs.) 189.36Lakh
  • To ascertain the existing pollution level of rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, wells, water taps and other water bodies in Kerala.
  • To evolve water quality index for the surface water bodies and quality modeling for the selected river reaches.
  • To develop vulnerability index for groundwater resources and to carry out quality modeling for selected blocks.
  • To create awareness among the people about the locations & causes of pollution and thereby to initiate proper pollution control practices.
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SW-MH-1 Optimization of G&D stations network of Maharashtra
Principal Investigator CE, Hydrology Project, Nashik Maharashtra (SW)
Budget (In Rs.) 11.92 Lakh (As per MTR)
  • The main objective of this study is to check the adequacy of the existing GD network in view of present norms of the density of GD stations in the network for different topography in Maharashtra for assessment of the quantum of water availability in each basin & sub basin and simultaneously for flood management purpose.
  • It is also necessary to check the adequacy of rain gauge network in each basin and sub basin
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SW-MH-2 Effect of changing water allocation in Nathsagar project, Jayakawadi Dam, Paithon, District Aurangabad
Principal Investigator CE, Hydrology Project, Nashik Maharashtra (SW)
Budget (In Rs.) 38.31 Lakh (revised MTR)

To study effect of changing water allocation in Nathsagar reservoir on:

  • Irrigation potential
  • Industries
  • Domestic use
  • Socio economic status of adjoining areas
  • Cultural activities
  • Quality of water
  • Fishery cultivation
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SW-MP-1 The effect of contaminated Shahpura Lake on ground water environment, Bhopal. MP
Principal Investigator Mr. S.S. Roy
Investigation Project Officer
WQ Lab Level II+, GW Survey Bhopal
Budget (In Rs.) 28 Lakh
  • The principle theme of this work is to focus light on the quality status of groundwater around the Shahpura lake of Bhopal city and also to know the extent of pollution, which introduced into the surrounding ground water.
  • The main aim of the work is to generate that true scientific data of the groundwater quality, which will be, utilize for the future plans in the field of water management.
  • Ultimately the principal objectives of the present work is to continuous monitoring of the groundwater quality around the contaminated lake for groundwater protection and quality conservation.
  • It is prime important to continuous monitor the ground water quality not only for its present use but also as a potential source of water for future consumption.
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SW-NIH-1 Integrated approach for snowmelt runoff studies and effect of anthropogenic activities in Beas Basin (BBMB)
Principal Investigator Dr. Sanjay K. Jain
Scientist E1, NIH Roorkee
Budget (In Rs.) 77.50 Lakh
  • To Create Spatial Data (Consisting of Snow Cover Area and DEM) and Meteorological/Hydrological Data Base for The Study Area.
  • To Estimate Snow Cover Area and its Temporal Variation Using Remote Sensing Data.
  • To Estimate Snow Melt Runoff in Beas River at Pandoh Dam.
  • To Study the Composition of Stable Isotopes d18O/dD in the Winter Snow, Summer Rainfall, Ice Core and Meltwater and Separate Snow, Rain and Glacier Melt Components in the River Flow.
  • To Study Major Ion Chemistry (Ca, Mg, K, Na, SO4, Cl, HCO3,NO3,) of Winter Snow, Summer Rainfall, Ice Core and Meltwater in the River Flows.
  • To Study Trend of Precipitation, Temperature and Stream Flow in Beas Basin Using Parametric and Non Parametric Approaches, and
  • To Investigate the Impact of Likely Future Changes in Climate on Stream Flow in the Study Area Using GCM/RCM Based Scenarios.
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SW-NIH-2 Impact of sewage effluent of drinking water sources of Shimla city and suggested ameliorative measures (H.P.)
Principal Investigator Dr. V. K. Choubey
Scientist F & Head, Environmental Division NIH Roorkee
Budget (In Rs.) 25 Lakh (Revised)
  • Analysis of eco-hydrological, water quality and basin characteristics of Shimla town.
  • Assessment of water quality variables in drinking water sources and sewage effluent.
  • Analysis of pollutant transportation mechanism in drinking water source and source identification (location) of sewage effluent influx in drinking water.
  • Impact assessment of sewage effluent in drinking water sources and suggesting possible remedial measures for its removal.
  • Dissemination of knowledge and findings to field engineers and common people through preparation of manual, leaflets, booklets and by organizing workshops/training.
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SW-NIH-3 Hydrological assessment of ungauged catchments (small catchments ) Mahanadi sub-basin (Orissa)
Principal Investigator Dr. Prageep Kumar Bhunya
Scientist C, Water Resources System Division, NIH Roorkee
Budget (In Rs.) 67.5 Lakh
  • To calibrate and validate an event based model employing unit hydrograph approach to the available data of flood events for the gauged catchments in the region.
  • To identify few robust flood frequency distributions that may be used for the computation of return period flood for the gauged catchments in the region.
  • To develop regional flood formulae using statistical correlation of the observed peak characteristics with important catchment and storm characteristics, for the estimation of the flood peak, and time to peak for the ungauged catchments in the region.
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SW-NIH-4 Storm water management in Otteri Nalluh sub basin,Chennai Corporation, Chennai,Tamilnadu
Principal Investigator Mr. Y.R. satyajit Rao
Scientist E1 & Head
Deltaic Regional Centre
NIH, Kakinada, AP
Budget (In Rs.) 92.04 Lakh
  • Evaluation of existing storm water drainage network efficiency in the study area
  • To find out the inflow-outflow hydrograph at various outlets and the water surface profile along the storm water drains.
  • Feasibility of improvement of the existing storm water drainage network or to propose additional network to mitigate urban storm water flooding in the study area.
  • Dissemination of results of the project through workshops/brain storming sessions/awareness programmes with the help of NGO?s/Govt., departments/Academic Institutions in the study area and elsewhere.
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SW-OR-1 WQ monitoring and modelling of Taldanda Canal, Orissa
Principal Investigator Mr. A.K. Nayak
Director, Hydrometry
Budget (In Rs.) 24 Lakh
  • Identification of water quality problems in the canal (existing and emerging)
  • Rational planning of pollution control with primary focus on the impact caused by municipal drains.
  • Assessment of suitability of water for different purpose and uses.
  • Evaluation of water quality trend under different conditions of canal discharge.
  • Assessment of assimilative capacity of water at different stages and reaches.
  • Study of ecology and aquatic environment in the canal system.
  • Simulation of water quality variables and water quality management.
  • Generation of scenarios for best water quality management for different purpose.
  • Recommendation of policy action for preventing release of pollutants into canal.
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SW-OR-2 Modelling of sediment yield and distribution in Hirakund Reservoir
Principal Investigator Mr. A.K. Nayak
Director, Hydrometry
Budget (In Rs.) 24 Lakh
  • Collection and development of data for the catchment and reservoir
  • Modeling of inflow, rainfall, runoff process
  • Modeling of sediment yield from the catchment.
  • Modeling of sediment deposition profile in the reservoir.
  • Estimation of revised capacity and life of reservoir.
  • Identification of area for watershed management and its possible impact on the sediment yield in terms of monetary value.
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