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Hydrology has grown as an interdisciplinary science after launching of the International Hydrological Decade (1965-74) of UNESCO. Realising the importance of systematic, basic and applied research in the areas of hydrology to solve complex field problems, the Institute is interacting closely with foreign organisations and agencies through international cooperation. These projects involve scientific collaboration with countries like Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Russia, USA, UK etc. and funding from various organizations like the World Bank, UNESCO, IAEA etc.


• Establishment of NIH (UNDP)

• Transfer of SHE Model to NIH (CEC)

• Indo-Dutch Training Program on Water Management (WAMATRA)

• Developing Capabilities for Hydrological Studies (UNDP)

• Development of Hydrological Model using Geomorphological Parameters (USAID)

• Influence of Forest Cover on Watershed Functions (UNESCO)

• Hydrology Project-I (World Bank)

• Paleo-flood Hydrology (USAID)


• Hydrology Project-II (World Bank)

• Indo-German Competence Centre for River Bank Filtration

• Review of Groundwater Resources in the Indo-Gangetic Basin: A Case Study on Resilience of Groundwater in Punjab to Withdrawal and Environmental Change (BGS-DFID)

• The Use of Environmental Isotopes to Assess Sustainability of Intensively Exploited Aquifer Systems Along River Beas, Punjab, India (IAEA-CRP)

• Assessment of Baseflow and its Impact on Water Quality in part of Satluj River in India using Environmental Isotope and Age Dating Technique (IAEA-CRP)

• The Structure and Dynamics of Groundwater System in North-Western India (funded by NERC U.K. and MoES, Govt of India, under Changing Water Cycle Program)

SAPH PANI –Enhancement of Natural Water Systems and Treatment Methods for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in India (European Union)