IITG-Brahmaputra Board singed MOU on flood and erosion management
Guwahati: North Eastern Hydraulic and Allied Research Institute (NEHARI) under Brahmaputra Board and Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) have agreed to have an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of Hydraulic and Allied Research focused on flood and erosion management in Brahmaputra and Barak basins.
The NEHARI is an institute having facilities in the field of hydraulic model studies and construction materials testing related to river valley projects, in the same league as that at Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune.
Recently, it has been renovated and upgraded. NEHARI after renovation of its laboratories are carrying out study for protection of Majuli island in collaboration with IIT Guwahati. Its hydraulic model laboratory is second laboratory of its’ kind in the country after one at CWPRS, Pune.
A MoU between IIT, Guwahati and NEHARI was believed to be creating a synergy in the field of hydraulic research and allied activities relating to basin management, flood and river bank management.