About Center

Dr. A.K. Lohani

Dr. A.K. Lohani
Scientist-G & Head
National Institute of Hydrology
Centre for Flood Managements Studies
Mathuranagar, G.S. Road, S. Sahid Path
Dispur– 781006 (Guwahati), India
Ph: 0361-2331150, 01332-249214 Fax: 0361-2228823

The North Eastern Regional Centre (NERC), Guwahati catering for the seven North-East states, Sikkim and parts of West Bengal (Teestha basin) was established in August 1988 at Guwahati and was working for various water resources problems of the region. Considering flood as the major problem in the region, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India decided to focus the activities of the centre towards the problem of floods in the Brahmaputra basin and renamed it as “NIH Centre for Flood Management Studies”. As per the action plan, the centre is to work in thrust areas of research like flood estimation and routing; 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 and; viii) Technology transfer