Dr. S. V. Vijaya Kumar
Scientist-G & Head
National Institute of Hydrology
North Eastern Regional Centre
Mathuranagar, G.S. Road, S. Sahid Path
Dispur– 781006 (Guwahati), India
Ph: 0361-2228150 Fax: 0361-2228823
The North Eastern Regional Centre (NERC), Guwahati catering for the seven North-East states, Sikkim and parts of West Bengal (Teesta basin) was established in August 1988 at Guwahati and was working for various water resources problems of the region. As per the action plan, the centre is to work in thrust areas of research like (i) Flood estimation and routing; (ii) Structural/non-structural measures for flood management; (iii) Integrated watershed management for flood control; (iv) Hydrological data base management system; (v) Drainage congestion and erosion problems; (vi) Water quality problems; (vii) Socio-economic aspect of flood disaster; (viii) Springshed management; and (ix) Technology transfer through trainings and awareness programs.