IIT Guwahati partners with Brahmaputra Board to restore river banks

IIT Guwahati has collaborated with the Brahmaputra Board to address river related issues.

IIT Guwahati partners with Brahmaputra Board to restore river banks IIT Guwahati (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Aug 3, 2021 - 4:02 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has collaborated with the Brahmaputra Board to address river related issues and develop innovative technology which will help for better management of rivers like Brahmaputra. The collaboration will also help to find out how to utilize rivers more efficiently for people's benefit.

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“It is a partnership of experimental and computational study along with promoting academic visits of students and officials for the mutual benefit of stakeholders,” IIT Guwahati said in a statement.

An agreement signed between IIT Guwahati and North Eastern Hydraulic and Allied Institute (NEHARI) will create a synergy in the field of research and allied activities relating to basin, flood and river bank management, the statement further added.

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T G Sitharam, director of IIT Guwahati said: “Management of a complex river like Brahmaputra is possible only through collaborative approach of academia and industry, and this is a step towards this”.

Rajiv Yadav, chairman of Brahmaputra Board highlighted: “North Eastern Hydraulic and Allied Institute (NEHARI) under Brahmaputra Board after renovation of its laboratories and establishment of updated hydrological laboratories on model studies, spanning over an area of about 44-hectare land is now only the second laboratory of the country after Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune.”

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Arup Kumar Sarma, department of civil engineering, IIT Guwahati, also added his comments on the collaboration and said: “Recently IIT Guwahati has developed its indigenous river model BRAHMA (Braided River Aid: Hydro-Morphological Analyzer) through a collaborative project with Brahmaputra Board and this agreement will facilitate its speedy field implementation".

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