About Division

Dr C K Jain

Dr. C.K. Jain
Scientist-G & Head
Environmental Hydrology Division
National Institute of Hydrology
Roorkee – 247667 (Uttarakhand),
India Ph: (Off.) 01332-272860, 249203
Fax: 01332-272123, Email:

Scientific Personnel





Dr. C.K. Jain

Sc. G

01332-272860, 249203


Dr. Jaivir Tyagi

Sc. G



Dr. M K Sharma

Sc. D


Dr. Rajesh Singh

Sc. C


Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Sc. C


Dr. Swapnali Barman

Sc. C



Vision of the Division

Environment is the source of life on the earth. It is the environment that provides food, clothes, shelter and other life supporting substances like water, air, sunlight etc to all the living beings. Recent faster growth of industrialization and urbanization has disturbed the natural balance of the environment and the result is un-sustainable process of growth and development. Consequently there is increased realization about the protection and conservation of environment and its invaluable components. The issues related to protection and conservation water resources are one of them required for benefit of society as well as for sustainability of life on this earth. A comprehensive understanding of the various hydrologic processes associated with environmental systems is pre-requisite for better planning, development and management of the water resources for the ultimate benefit of society. This Division aims to undertake, aid, promote and coordinate basic, applied and strategic research in the area of environmental hydrology contributing to sustainable water resources development and management. The thrust areas of research in the Division include the following: (i) Surface, ground & waste water quality monitoring and modeling, (ii) Natural and organic contaminants transport modeling, (iii) Integrated hydrological studies of lake ecosystems, (iv) Erosion and sedimentation studies, (v) Point and Non-point source pollution, (vi) Low cost treatment/remedial technologies, (vii) Environmental impact assessment studies, and (viii) Environmental flow requirement studies.

To pursue the above research, the Division has a well-equipped Water Quality Laboratory having advanced state-of-the-art-equipment to identify and quantify various physical, chemical and bacteriological parameters of water samples. The laboratory is also equipped with advanced equipment to determine specific water quality constituent viz., trace elements, pesticides, Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons, organic compounds, etc.


R&D Work

The Division undertakes sponsored/ consultancy projects in the area of water quality assessment, urban water supply, environmental flow requirement as well as environmental impact assessment besides the institute funded researched studies. Under technology transfer activities, the Division organizes activities viz., Seminar/Symposium/Training Course/Workshop in the areas of water quality, lake hydrology & its management. The Division is also engaged in conducting field and laboratory based R&D work related monitoring, assessment and modeling of surface (lake/reservoir/river), ground water & waste water quality, environmental flow requirement and Purpose Driven Studies on impact of sewage effluent on drinking water quality of Shimla City. The Division has also been engaged in assessment of ground water quality in different Metropolitan/class-I cities of India.


Interactions with Other Organizations

In pursuit of various R&D activities, the Division has made interactions with CWC; CGWB; Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi; Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd., Bangalore; Irrigation & Public Health Engineering Dept., Shimla; National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi, Ground Water Resources Development Corporation, Vadodara; IIT’s, Tehri Hydroelectric Development Corporation, Tehri; ITRI, Lucknow. The Division has also providing technical services to various public and private agencies for analysis of water samples for various water quality parameters. These mainly include: Central Water Commission, Dehradun; CPWD, Roorkee; NTPC Limited, Tapovan, Joshimath, Distt. Chamoli; M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Roorkee/Landhora; M/s HMI Manufacturing Co., Roorkee; GPO, Dehradun; M/s Arrow Infra Limited, Haridwar; College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee; Uttaranchal Jal Sansthan, Nainital; Bhagirathi Research & Training Centre, Dhulkot, Dehradun; DHI (India), Pvt Ltd., New Delhi.