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i. The MoU for establishment of Chair was signed on Sept. 25, 2008.

ii. Chair position was advertised on March 30, 2009 and again on Feb. 13, 2013. Interviews were held on July 10, 2013. Dr. NK Goel, Professor, DOH, IIT Roorkee, joined it on July 26, 2013.

iii. Various faculty members continued their research work in the area of climate change. A number of courses were also organized by IIT Roorkee in the area of Climate change. Also a number of new subjects were developed for M. Tech. and Ph.D. students in different Departments of the Institute.

iv. Climate Change studies over Nepal was completed through Master’s dissertation by Mr. Sunil Poudel in May 2015. In this study, short term and long term persistence in hydro-meteorological data sets of Nepal was investigated and a procedure to carry out frequency analysis in the presence of long term persistence was developed.

(i) Glacial lake outburst flood studies in Indus basin was completed through Master’s dissertation by Mr. Shailesh Kumar. In this work, an inventory of glacial lakes in Indus basin was prepared in collaboration with Central Water Commission. Monitoring of two glacial lakes namely Gangabal Lake and Konsarnag Lake was studied and documented. Further the effect of hypothetical outburst of Gangabal Lake on downstream areas using MIKE 11 was studied. Glacial lake outburst flood study was completed successfully in coordination with CWC and status of Glacial lakes/ water bodies in the Himalayan region of Indian River basins in 2015 was completed in Dec. 2015. The results are being used by Central Water Commission.

v. Research on ‘Development of improved methods for carrying out flood frequency analysis of non-stationary series’ progressed well. Relevant literature and research papers in the area were collected and reviewed.

vi. The study on “Analysis of Gridded rainfall and temperature data of Indus” progressed well.

vii. Study on analysis of annual maximum rainfall series of about 2000 stations of India to study the changes in extreme rainfall during the period 1970 onwards vis a vis period prior to 1970 progressed well.

viii. Reports sent by MoWR from time to time were reviewed;

ix. Delivered 1-week lectures on ‘Flood estimation and forecasting’ in International Summer and Winter Training (ISWT) programme on ‘Modelling River Catchment interactions’ from June 1-12, 2015 at IIT Kharagpur.

x. Delivered key note address on ‘Flood frequency analysis under climate and land use changes’ on 66th ICID foundation day on June 24, 2015 at New Delhi.

xi. The research work of Mr. Manish Kumar Nema in area of ‘Hydrological response modeling under changing climate and land use scenarios for Seonath basin’ progressed well.

xii. The research work of Ms Bratati Chowdhury in the area of ‘Multivariate modelling of floods’ progressed well.

xiii. Assessment of trained manpower requirement in the area of hydrology and water resources in various states was taken up through correspondence with Principal Secretaries of various states.

i. Mr. Manish Kumar Nema, continued to work in the area of ‘Modelling of hydrologic response under changing climate and land use scenario for Sheonath basin’.

ii. Ms Bratati Chowdhury continued to work on the topic, ‘Multivariate modelling of floods’. The analysis of peak, duration and volume characteristics of flood flows and their interdependence with changing climate is proposed to be studied in the research undertaken by her.

iii. Research on development of improved methods for carrying out flood frequency analysis of non-stationary series, has progressed well. Relevant literature in the area has been collected and reviewed. The long term annual maximum rainfall data of a number of stations were obtained from IMD through CWC and analyzed. The results of the analysis were presented during the one day workshop on Design Flood Issues on 29.8.2016 at Central Water Commission. Based on the discussions and further work, the draft final report was submitted to the Central Water Commission.

iv. The analysis of Gridded rainfall and temperature data of Indus basin has been completed in 2016-17. The technical paper out of this this under preparation.

v. Reports sent by MoWR, RD and GR from time to time were reviewed;

vi. Participated in the meetings convened by MoWR, RD and GR. The undersigned acted as member of the committee on ‘Strategic Basin Planning for Ganga River Basin in India’. The study entitled ‘Effect of Tehri dam on River health using RIBASIM model’ was assigned to us. The study was completed and submitted to MoWR, RD and GR.

vii. Influence of reservoirs and climate variability on frequency analysis in Narmada river basin progressed well. The analysis work was completed during the period. The paper entitled,’ Nonstationary Flood frequency analysis of River Narmada, India’, has been sent for publication and the same is under review.

viii. The third National Dam safety conference was organised by IIT Roorkee in close collaboration with UJVNL and Central Water Commission from Feb. 18 to 19, 2017. In the conference 466 participants from 35 organizations actively took part in the conference. A large number of paper 74 were received for the conference. However, only 36 papers were selected for presentation in six sessions during the conference. Besides this, 3 lead presentations and 14 presentations were made by the Industries.

ix. Assessment of trained manpower requirement in the area of hydrology and water resources in various states was taken up through correspondence with Principal Secretaries of various States. They were contacted to sponsor candidates for the long term M. Tech. Hydrology course of the Department. Response was not encouraging. Special efforts and initiatives are needed at MoWR, RD and GR level under National Hydrology Project.

i. Mr. Manish Kumar Nema, continued to work in the area of ‘Modelling of hydrologic response under changing climate and land use scenario for Sheonath basin’. He published 02 papers in international journals and another submitted to another international journal. The work is progressing well.

ii. Mr Upanand Rath, Dy. Director, CWC, was sponsored for MTech program at IIT Roorkee under Bharat Singh Chair. He completed the work on “Dam Safety Analysis of Matatila Dam from Hydrologic and Hydraulic Considerations” at the Dept. of WRDM, IIT Roorkee. He published a paper in the International Conference on Dam Safety –organized at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, during 13-14 Feb. 2019.

iii. Ms Bratati Chowdhury continued to work on the topic, ‘Multivariate modelling of floods’. The analysis of peak, duration and volume characteristics of flood flows and their interdependence with changing climate was carried out. The work is progressing well.

iv. Research on development of improved methods for carrying out flood frequency analysis of non-stationary series, has progressed well. Relevant literature in the area has been collected and reviewed. The long term annual maximum rainfall data of a number of stations were obtained from IMD through CWC and analyzed. The results of the analysis were presented during the one day workshop on Design Flood Issues on 29.8.2016 at Central Water Commission. Based on the discussions and further work, the draft final report was submitted to the Central Water Commission.

Trainings, Dissertations, Thesis, publications etc.:

The short term courses organized, dissertations completed and papers published in refereed journals and conferences, during the period under report are given below.

DURING AUGUST 1, 2016 TO JULY 31, 2017

 A.     Sponsored Short Term Courses

    • River basin planning using HEC software; February 20-25, 2017 sponsored by National Hydrology Project, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, GoI.
    • River basin planning using HEC software; September 5-10, 2016 sponsored by National Hydrology Project, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, GoI.

B.     M. Tech. / Ph.D. Dissertations Completed M.Tech. Dissertations:

    • Flood Estimation fin a river basin downstream of a major reservoir in coastal region by Jaya Ram Prajapati;
    • Ph.D. Dissertations- Nil; Continuing three.

C.     Papers published in Refereed Journals and Conferences

    • Goel, N.K., Khatri, S., and Agrawal, N. (2017),’ Simulation of June 2013 flood at Tehri dam’, Third National Dam Safety Conference at IIT Roorkee, Feb. 18-19, 2017.
    • Goel, N.K. (2016), ‘Hydrological & Eco-environmental Aspects and the Protection Strategy of River Ganga’, invited guest lecture in China Yangtze River Forum 2016, November 17-19, 2016, Wuhan, China.
    • Goel, N.K. and Arora, M. (2016), ‘Climate Change and Challenges for water and Food Security’, presented in National workshop on ‘Challenges in Irrigation Management for Food security’, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee November 26-27,
    • Goel, N. K. and Ray, L.K. (2016),’Evaluation of recent changes in annual maximum daily rainfall of major river basins of the country’, Workshop on Design Flood issues, August 29, 2016, Central Water Commission, New Delhi

DURING 2017-18 & 2018-19

A.     Sponsored Short Term Courses : None

B.     M. Tech. / Ph.D. Dissertations Completed M.Tech. Dissertations:

    • MTech Dissertation of Mr Upanand rath, Dy. Director, CWC, New Delhi on “Dam Safety Analysis of Matatila Dam from Hydrologic and Hydraulic Considerations” at the Dept. of WRDM, IIT Roorkee.
    • PhD (contd.) of Mr. Manish Nema, Scientist, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, at the Dept. of WRDM, IIT Roorkee.

C.     Papers published in Refereed Journals and Conferences

    • Rath, Upanand, S.K. Mishra, NN Rai (29019),’Dam safety analysis of Matatila dam from hydrologic and hydraulic considerations, Int. Dam Safety Conf.-2019, 13-14 Feb., Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
    • Nema M.K., Khare D., Adamowski J., Chandniha S.K. (2018). Spatio-temporal analysis of rainfall trends in Chhattisgarh State, Central India over the last 115 years. Journal of Water and Land Development. No. 36 p. 117–128. DOI: 10.2478/jwld-2018-0012
    • Nema M.K., Jain Sharad K., and Khare D. (2018). “Assessment of ecological status of a river by using the Eco-Flow Metrics” Proc. Int. Conf. HYDRO-2018-International.
    • Nema M.K., Jain Sharad K., and Khare D. (2018). “Simulating future landuse of Seonath basin, Central India using MLP-NN-Markov model”. Under submission.

 

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