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PRIORITY AREAS OF RESEARCH IN WATER SECTOR

The priority areas* for research identified by the three INCs are as under.

I) Indian National Committee on Surface Water (INCSW) 

  • Surface Water Hydrology 
  • Evaporation Control 
  • Ground Water Hydrology and Management (Excluding Ground Water Hydraulics) 
  • Instrumentation 
  • Real Time Systems and Application of GIS and Remote Sensing. 
  • Management of Floods 
  • Irrigation 
  • Drainage 
  • Agronomy 
  • Water Management 
  • Environmental Impact and Socio-Economic Aspect of Water Resources Projects 
  • Plasticulture Development & Geo-textiles 
  • Meteorology 
  • Hydraulic Structures (including masonry and concrete structures) 
  • River and Estuarine Hydraulics 
  • River Morphology 
  • Ground Water Hydraulics 
  • Instrumentation for Seismic and Geophysical Measurements 
  • Open Channel Flow 
  • Pipe Flow 
  • Hydraulic Machinery 
  • City Water Supply 
  • Ports and Harbours 
  • Rock Mechanics 
  • Application of High Technology and Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques 
  • Soil and Materials 
  • Structures

II) Indian National Committee on Ground Water (INCGW)

  • Ground Water Recharge 
  • Ground Water Quality 
  • Impact of Climate Change on Ground Water 
  • Ground water-Surface water interrelation 
  • Ground water management 
  • GIS & Remote sensing 
  • Geophysical Investigation 
  • Mathematical /Simulation modelling 

III) Indian National Committee on Climate Change (INCCC) 

  • Downscaling of climate change models
  • Assessment of impact of climate change on water resources
  • Adaptation strategies for changing climate scenario
  • Studies proposed in Strategy - I.5 under Goal 1- ‘Comprehensive Water Database in Public Domain and Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources’ of National Water Mission as indicated below. 

* The above list is only indicative. Areas are included on need basis from time to time