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Dr. M. K. Goel

Dr. M. K. Goel
Scientist-G & Head
National Institute of Hydrology
Western Himlayan Regional Centre
Irrigation & Flood Control Complex
Opp. Military Hospital, Satwari
Jammu Cantt.– 180003 (Jammu & Kashmir), India
Ph: 0191-2432619, 01332-249262, Fax: 0191-2450117
Email: whrcnih@nde.vsnl.net.in

About Regional Centre:

The Western Himalayan Regional Centre (WHRC) is one of the six Regional Centres of NIH and is operational at Jammu since January 1990. The area of jurisdiction of WHRC covers the Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and hill regions of Uttarakhand. The Centre has the main focus to carry out field-oriented hydrological studies through close interaction with various State/Union Territory and Central Government departments.

Thrust Areas of Research:

  • Climate Change Impact Analysis
  • Hydrology of lakes
  • Water Quantity & quality
  • Flood and River Basin Modelling
  • Cryosphere studies
  • Soil erosion & sedimentation studies
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Hydrological network improvement & instrumentation
  • Remote sensing application in Hydrology
  • Spring inventory & Spring Sanctuary development

Vision:

  • Assessment of impact of climate change on hydrological variables
  • Spring Inventorization and rejuvenation for the Western Himalayan Region
  • Monitoring and hydrological modelling of Himalayan Cryosphere
  • Water quality studies for ecological sustainability
  • Prioritization of catchments for soil conservation using RS & GIS
  • Technology transfer and mass awareness initiatives

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