Water Resources

Infrastructure forms an integral part for growth and development of any region. Satellite images, owing to their spatial, temporal and spectral characteristics, provide valuable information about the land-use/ land-cover (present and past), existing infrastructure, terrain characteristics etc., which are vital to facilitate infrastructure planning, monitoring and management in a timely and cost-effective manner. Geographical Information System (GIS) with customised decision support tools facilitate integrated analysis of different datasets and their visualisation.

Major Highlights

Major Benefits

 • Baseline information for decision support for effective planning, monitoring and management of water resources
 • Frameworks for water resource models

Research Areas

  • Development  of  real-time  tracking  and  decision  support systems to provide hydrological outlook for the country
  • Assessment of  Hydrological drought Specific inputs for Inter-linking of rivers
  • Glacial  lake hazard zonation  and GLOF (Glacial Lake Outburst Flood)  simulations
  • Software  tools  for  online  monitoring  and  assessment  mechanisms
  • Development of WR assessment and forecast models
  • Quantification of ground water recharge
  • Effect of climate and land-use/ land-cover change on hydrologic regime of river basins

Operational Products or Services

 Completed Programmes / Projects

Ongoing Programmes / Projects

Water Resources