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Department of Land and Water Resources Management

Research

Present research priorities include the study of the effects of man-made changes in river beds on the hydrological regime of rivers, ecologically sound river conservation methods for the pro­tection of biological processes in rivers, guide­lines for restoring rivers, design and recon­struction methods for small reservoirs, com­putation of design discharges in small moun­tain basins, application of GIS technologies for land protection and sediment yield com­putation, and climate change impact studies. Some of the recent projects the staff of the DLWRM has carried out, include:

  • guidelines for restoring rivers
  • evaluation of the effects of man-made changes in river beds on the aquatic ecosystem
  • development of real-time rainfall runoff forecasting models
  • water balance changes as a result of man's activity in catchments
  • an evaluation of the control capabilities of reservoir systems
  • hydrological flood routing on stretches of river with variable travel times
  • computation of design discharges in small mountain catchments
  • application of GIS technologies to land protection and sediment yield computation
  • estimation of the influence of climate change on river runoff
  • evaluation of empirical flood formulae
  • guidelines for the management of small reservoirs