WRMC was established by the Ministry of Education, Govt .of India in 1983 under new plan scheme for creation of infrastructure in the areas of emerging technology. The objectives of the Center are:
- To undertake work on specific technological problems of relevance and importance in Water Resources Management and to make fundamental contribution to the advancement of technology.
- To undertake Research and Development work of a high order by mobilizing inter- disciplinary and inter- institutional collaboration.
- To act as a resource center for the creation of knowledge and for the collection and dissemination of Information on the subject .
- To undertake research works in the field of Water Resources Engineering to meet the requirements of industry, Research and Development establishments, irrigation and other water resources management agencies.
Fair amount of literature on topics relating to Water Resources Engineering and other related topics is available in the main library of the College. Besides that a good collection of books, journals and reports is available in the library of Water Resources Management Centre. The Centre has available with it the necessary audio-visual facilities for the benefit of learners.
The Centre has also a Mini-computer Centre with necessary computational facilities . The following soft-wares are also available for the users:
- ER MAPPER
- Arc GIS
- Hydraulics/Fluid Mechanics Lab.
The Centre has available with it the facility of well equipped Fluid Mecahnics Laboratory which has been jointly developed with Civil Engineering Department of the Institute. The Centre has played a vital role in the upgradation of this Laboratory and has succeeded in bringing it to the level where it can successfully cater to the requirements of higher standard R&D works.
- Hydrobiology lab:
This Lab. has been set up under one of the MHRD sponsored projects and is at the verge of its completion. The lab. after its completion will be fully equipped with the latest water and sewage testing equipments.
- Hydrometeorological Observatory:
This observatory has been set –up under one more scheme of MHRD sponsored project and has been recently strengthen by procurement and installation of an Automatic Weather Station.
Environmental And Sustainability Studies Centre (ESSC) Developed under TEQIP-III This lab has been developed from funds obtained through TEQIP-III. All the equipment purchased has been installed in the Lab. MISSION :- The mission of this lab includes providing a platform for research, testing, teaching, data storage, case studies. The Lab will help all those related to the following sub branches:- 1. Air pollution 2. Water pollution 3. Noise Pollution 4. Soil Plooution MAJOR EQUIPMENT OF ESSC (a) Hand held meters for gas analysis (b) Equipment for water testing (c) Noise level meters (d) Soil pollution testing equipment (e) Incubators (f) Deep freezer (g) Plan Printer (h) 27 inch and 24 inch All in one (i) High quality laboratory working tables
Major Softwares Available in the Department:
- Automatic Hydrologic Data Acquisition System
- Automatic Raingauge,
- Water Level Recorder
- Automatic Hygrometer
- Atomic Absorption Photo -spectrometer
- Laminar Flow(Horizontal),
- Bacteriologic-al Incubator
- BOD Analysis System
- Micro-filtration Assembly
- Digital Planimeter
- Digital Echo-sounder
- Digital Velocity Meter
- 25m flume
- Filter Set-ups(small, medium and lage size)
- Hydraulic Bench
- Digital Planimeter
- Electronic Total Station
- Multi-plate Sedimentation Set up
- GNSS DGPS Base and rover
Following Major Contribution has been made by the Centre in the field of Water Resources so far
Project and Consultancy Works
- Upgradation of Fluid Mechanics Laboratory under Network Program with the IIT Delhi in 1986-1988
- Model Studies for Dal Lake tributary Telbal Nalah for Settling Basin, Weir and other related Head Works.
- Model Studies for Babul Canal Tangmarg Kashmir
- Designing of Telbal Nallah Head Works
- Brari Nambal Lagoon Outflow Structures
- Hydropower Potential Assessment in Chadoora Area of Distrcit Badgam Kashmir
- Catchment Characteristic estimation for Dal Lake Catchment
- Jhelum Flood Spill Channel improvement Studies
- Sewerage System for NIT Srinagar
- Solid Waste Management for Urban Local Bodies of Kashmir- Appraisa
- Development of Manacher Nallah Lolab for Irrigation, Navigation and Tourism
- Low cost water purification using Solar energy- An innovative Project . Patent Granted
- Low cost indoor Pollution abatement - An innovative Project . Patent Published.
- Portable low cost instant water filter---Patent Published
- Low cost atmospheric moisture extractor---Patent Published
- Solar Water cooler for remote areas---Patent Published
- Portable solar water heater--Patent Published
Professor Chair in Water Resources Engineering
A Chair Professor in Water Resources , entitled, Sheikhul Alam Sheikh Nuruddin Chair for Water Resources has been established by the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) in the Centre in 2008.
The main objective of the Chair is to carry out studies on water resources with special emphasis on assessment of effect of climate change particularly in Indus Basin.
Key Resources Centre for the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
The Centre has been recently identified as the Key Resources Centre by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Govt. of India . The main Objective of establishing the KRC is to Upgrade knowledge, skills and attitudes of the PHED engineers, and other stakeholders and Equip the trainees intellectually and professionally for carrying out their assigned works more effectively and efficiently.
Nodal Centre for Climate Change Studies under the Ministry of Water Resources, GOI
The Centre is one of the Nodal Centres for the Ministry of Water Resources GOI for Climate Change Studies, with reference to the Indus Basin and its tributaries.
Collaboration with other Reputed Institutes of the Country
The Centre has a recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the following Institutes for Collaborative Studies in the field of Water Resources.
- National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
- National Institute of Technology, Surat