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Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Scientist-G & Head
Hydrological Investigations Division
National Institute of Hydrology
Roorkee – 247667 (Uttarakhand), India
Ph: 01332-249212, 249308
TeleFax: 01332-275969, Email: skumar.nihr@gov.in

Hydrological Investigations Division

Hydrological Investigations Division conducts field and laboratory based hydrological studies for sustainability of water sources using advanced isotope techniques, geophysical and hydrological techniques. Major areas of research are , (i) Dynamics of deeper aquifers, (ii) Groundwater management, (iii) Spring hydrology, (iv) Hydrology of mountainous areas including glacier melt study (v) Lakes, reservoirs studies, (vi) Hydrology of mines, wet lands and coastal areas, and (vii) Development / implementation of modern technology for measurement of various data.

The Division also has two state of art laboratories attached to it, namely, i) Nuclear Hydrology laboratory and ii) Hydrological Instrumentation laboratory. The Nuclear Hydrology laboratory has facilities to measure different types of radioactive and stable isotopes while Hydrological Instrumentation laboratory has state-of-art hydro-meteorological instruments for demonstration and measuring various hydro-meteorological parameters.

Apart from R&D studies, the scientists of the Division are engaged in sponsored and consultancy funded by IAEA (Austria), CGWB, NCESS (Trivandrum), GBPIHEMD (Almora), NTPC and WAPCOS.

Vision& Mission

To provide leadership in hydrologic investigations through application of modern instrumentation and advanced techniques for achieving sustainable development and self-reliance of the water sector in India.