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NEHARI conducts capacity-building exercises for NE engineers on flood management

The training was conducted in an attempt to provide an overview of the framework of flood risk management and focus on the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of flood management and erosion control.

GUWAHATI:

Under the leadership of Brahmaputra Board chairman Rajiv Yadav, the North Eastern Hydraulic & Allied Research Institute (NEHARI) conducted a five-day-long training workshop on “Flood Management and Erosion Control” in association with the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) in Guwahati from November 14 to 18.

The training was conducted in an attempt to provide an overview of the framework of flood risk management and focus on the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of flood management and erosion control.

The workshop was inaugurated by Brahmaputra Board vice chairman Sher Singh alongside Dr SV Vijaya Kumar, scientist ‘G’ and head of North East Regional Centre, NIH, Guwahati.

The course of the programme was tailored to fit the engineers of the government department related to the water resources sector serving in the northeastern region. This workshop was designed to impart know-how on flood management and erosion control interventions covering important topics viz. Anti-erosion measures of hill erosion, DPR preparation, and modelling techniques using HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS along with other subjects on flood and erosion of the region.

25 government officials from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and West Bengal have participated in the workshop. Faculty from NIH, Roorkee and Guwahati; IIT-Guwahati; CWC, Guwahati; NESAC, Meghalaya; and NEHARI, Brahmaputra Board contributed as resource persons in this training workshop.

A total of 21 lectures which included hands-on training exercises on computer-based modelling applications like HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS were delivered by the faculty members in this training workshop.

Dr Anil Kumar Lohani, scientist ‘G’ and head, surface water hydrology division, NIH, Roorkee contributed immensely towards this training workshop.

Ranjit Deka, director, NEHARI, Brahmaputra Board was the course coordinator for the workshop.

A site visit programme to Palashbari-Gumi project underwater resource department was also arranged on November 17 for the participants to have a broad perspective on anti-erosion and flood control works.

Bank revetment works and other interventions executed by the water resource department were shown to all participants during the site visit programme.

An overview of renovated laboratory facilities at NEHARI including activities of the Brahmaputra Board was also presented during this workshop.

Prof Arup Kumar Sarma and Prof Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya from the department of civil engineering, IIT-Guwahati were also present as resource persons on the concluding day of the workshop.

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