About Division

Dr. A.K. Lohani
Scientist-G & Head
Surface Water Hydrology Division
National Institute of Hydrology
Roorkee – 247667 (Uttarakhand), India
Ph: 01332-249214, 273073, 276341
Email: lohani[dot]nihr[at]gov[dot]in

About Division

The Division is carrying out R&D on various aspects of surface water hydrology. The thrust areas of research of the Division are: (i) hydrological modelling; (ii) water availability analysis, flow duration curve analysis and environmental flow requirement; (iii) design flood estimation; (iv) hydrodynamic modelling of rivers for preparing flood mitigation plans; (v) flood inundation modelling and flood hazard assessment; (vi) snow and glacier melt monitoring and modelling; (vii) urban hydrology; (viii) watershed management studies; (ix) drought mitigation and management; (x) impact of climate change  on water resources. The Division is carrying out sponsored and consultancy studies and under technology transfer program, the Division organizes seminars/ symposia/ training courses/ workshops. In pursuance of various R& D activities the Division has made interactions with CWC,  CGWB, GFCC, IMD, IITM, NHPC, CPCB, DST, NPCIL, NTPC,  NSPCL, THDC, IITs, GMDA, RVNL, VMC, AUD, NEEPCO, NGPC and various other academic as well as R & D institutions and state water resources departments etc. 

Vision & Mission:

  • To undertake, aid, promote and coordinate systematic and scientific work on various aspects of surface water hydrology.
  • Providing leadership in hydrologic research through comprehensive understanding and modelling of various hydrologic processes dealing with surface water hydrology for optimal planning, development and management of the water resources for sustainable development and well being of the society.

Brochure of Surface Water Hydrology Division