project as per PIP
by May 31, 2014
( Rs. Crores)
48.45 46.84 0.48
Total No. of
2006-07 5 219
2007-08 6 163
2008-09 10 282
2009-10 19 588
2010-11 17 483
2011-12 17 487
2012-13 13 327
2013-14 13 280
Total 100 2829
11 scientists of NIH received foreign trainings
on DSS(P) at DHI, Denmak
5 scientists of NIH received foreign trainings
on PDS at IHE, Netherlands and 1 in UK
1 scientist visited South Africa and Denmark
on study tour.
Procured office and training
equipments and vehicles under
implementation support to
strengthen various facilities in the
States Central Agencies
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (PLANNING):
DSS (P) Components
Surface water planning
Integrated operation of reservoirs
Conjunctive surface and ground water planning
Drought monitoring, assessment and management
Management of surface and ground water quality
Different Tasks under DSS (P)
DSS Needs Assessment
DSS Model Conceptualization
Generic DSS Development
DSS Applications and Demonstration
DSS Evaluation/Fine tuning
Dissemination/Training & Outreach Plan
Preparation of Final Report
DSS (P) - Main Windows Layout
Process and analyse GIS and time series information
Publish selected information (general, drought, flood..)
Model applications for long-term/short-term planning
PURPOSE DRIVEN STUDIES (PDS)
The institute has carried out eleven PDS viz.
• Four on surface water as lead agency
• Three on ground water as lead agency
• Four PDS with the states and central
1. Integrated approach for snowmelt runoff studies and effect
of anthropogenic activities in Beas basin (Lead agency: NIH):
Snow melt, glacier melt and rainfall contributions are simulated
using SNOWMOD model, developed at NIH and the isotopic
techniques along with the future assessment of impact of
climate change on stream flows.
2. Impact of sewage effluent on drinking water sources of
Shimla city and suggesting ameliorative measures (Lead
Water-borne diseases are caused by contamination of water
with pollutants as water gets contaminated either at source or
while passing through water pipes, which are poorly laid and
3. Hydrological assessment of ungauged catchments (small
catchment) – Mahanadi Sub basin (Lead agency: NIH):
Methodologies are developed for estimation of water
avilability, floods of various return periods and unit
hydrographs for ungauged catchments and uncertainty bands
4. Urban hydrology for Chennai city – Storm water
management in Cooum sub basin, Chennai
Corporation, Chennai, Tamilnadu (Lead agency: NIH):
The existing storm water drainage network with new
modifications in Otteri Nullah sub basin of Chennai city is
adequate for two years return period design storm runoff.
5. Groundwater management in over-exploited blocks of
Chitradurga and Tumkur districts of Karnataka (Lead agency: NIH):
The recharge to the hard rock aquifer for blocks of Chitradurga and Tumkur
districts of Karnataka is limited to the valley portions only and the decline and
recovery of groundwater decline is more dependent on rainfall rather than over
exploitation. The irrigation tanks constructed for water harvesting are not
recharging the groundwater.
6. Groundwater dynamics of Bist doab area, Punjab using isotopes
(Lead agency: NIH):
Using isotopes, groundwater recharge conditions have been mapped and it is
observed that over 60% of the groundwater recharge is taking place in Shiwalik-
Kandi region and this recharge is taking a few decades for reaching to central Bist
7. Coastal groundwater dynamics and management in the Saurashtra
region, Gujarat (Lead agency: NIH):
Geochemical surveys and isotope based investigations are carried out to
identify causes of groundwater salinity and establish the physico-chemical
mechanism of mixing of freshwater-saltwater in the limestone coastal
aquifer and a finite-difference based numerical model is developed to
simulate the coastal groundwater dynamics.
8. A comprehensive assessment of water quality status of Kerala state
(Lead agency: Kerala):
Water quality analysis of 15 river basins and groundwater quality
investigations from 14 districts of Kerala showed that surface and ground
water are having bacteriological contamination and iron concentration is
very high in groundwater for most of the districts.
9. Assessment of effects of sedmentation on the capacity/life of
Bhakra reservoir (Gobind Sagar) on river Satluj and Pong reservoir
on river Beas (Lead agency: BBMB):
Sedimentation rates of Bhakra and Pong reservoirs are computed using
remote sensing and sediment yields for the two basins are estimated using
ArcSWAT model and found in good agreement with the observed sediment
10. Water availability study and supply-demand analysis in Seonath
Sub-basin(Lead agency: Chhattisgarh):
MIKE 11 NAM model was applied for rainfall-runoff modelling and
results were used in MIKE BASIN for water availability
assessment, demand supply analysis to meet future water demands
and generation of various scenarios for planning and management of
water resources in Kharun river basin in Chhattisgarh state.
11. Study of reservoir sedimentation, impact assessment
and development of catchment area treatment plan for
Kodar reservoir in Chhattisgarh state (Lead agency:
Rates of siltation and soil loss are estimated using remote
sensing and GIS for Kodar reservoir and the developed
catchment area treatment plan is being considered by
district authority for taking up under MNREGA scheme.
Organized SWDES trainings in the states of
Himachal Pradesh and Goa.
Organised PDS specific trainings in Himachal
Pradesh, Punjab and Goa.
Development and customization of DSS (P) software for the case
study basins of the nine states as per their need assessment for the
Eleven PDS are carried out to address hydrological problems of the
study areas in the states.
Procurement of office and training equipments and vehicles for
Domestic and foreign trainings for the scientists of the institute
involved in development and implementation of DSS(P) and foreign
trainings of some of the scientists involved in carrying out PDS.
AMC of the DSS(P) software for technical support and maintenance.
Trainings for states and central agencies on DSS(P) for sustainability
Applications of DSS(P) in selected additional basins of the states.
Technology advancement, adoptation of the best practices and
training and capacity building are essential for integrated water
resources development and management.
DSS (P) provides a very useful and efficient tool for generating and
analysing various scenarios for taking apt decisions.
Involvement of planning and design wings of the State Water
Resources Departments along with the data centres may lead to
larger applicability of the DSS (P) for IWRDM in future.
Engineers/ Officers involved in development and implementation of
DSS(P) should be retained as their continuity is essential for
sustainability of the DSS(P) software.
Data collection, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination
using the state-of-art knowledge in Information Technology should be
DSS(P) software is made online in 11agencies for 9 states
by deploying the software on server.
Online application for prediction of post monsoon
drinking water scarcity situations was implemented for
Online application for depicting current and historic
reservoir water levels was developed for Maharashtra
Dash Board functionality in the DSS (P) software may be
used for dissemination of hydrological data and analysis
Workshops and awareness
programmes for senior officers.