Centre for River Affairs

Centre for River Affairs

an unit of SAIARD

Why CRA?

Rivers are considered as the lifeline of any civilization. It’s not only a geomorphic entity but an important ecological system on which the sustainability of modern society is dependent. In spite of the pivotal role rivers play in sustaining human civilizations, the understanding of large river systems and appreciation of their multidimensional nature is still fragmentary. The anthropogenic activities and its impact, environmental degradation, advancement of modern technologies and shortage of water due to the continuous growth and demand of fresh water poses a serious impact on the world water availability ratio. Through this centre we will try to find out the possible solutions of these various problems and to support the various initiatives taken by the NMCG to protect this valuable resource.



SAIARD Publication

Through its publication wings SAIARD has brings an opportunity to all the intellectual brains to keep  imprints of their research works ……

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Flagship Events

  • Integrated Watershed Management
  • Integrated watershed and river basin management 
  • Economic and financial evaluation of water infrastructure   
  • Applications of Geoinformatics for water resources  
  • Water audit and demand management 

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  • A study on the shoreline changes of the Eastern Coast of India
  • Sedimentation Risk Assessment and Prediction for Upper Cauvery River Basin Using Artificial Neural Network
  • Bank Erosion and its impact on LULC changes in the lower basin of Kankai Mai River using Geospatial Technologies
  • Flood Risk Modeling of Kerala
  • A geo-spatial prelude on the prospect of groundwater potentiality: future groundwater prospect mapping in Bankura district, West Bengal
  • Flood as natural hazard and it’s management in Kolkata Municipal Corporation


  • Hydro-geological ground water study & hydro-graphic survey work for water availability at Dankuni Coal Complex, West Bengal funded by Coal India Ltd., Projects and Development India Ltd., & SPA GEO Technologies Pvt. Ltd. on 31/03/2020 – 20/07/2020
  • Flood susceptibility mapping using geospatial techniques- A case study of Hyderabad, Telengana District, India

SAIARD has published its first book on ‘WATER:RESOURCE & SUSTAINABILITY’ under its publication wings i.e. SAIARD Publication.


Mr Arindam Ray, Director- Academic Affairs, SAIARD

International conference on ‘water resources,Climate Change & Sustainability’ at IPE, Hyderabad, India on 2-28th September 2019

*  National Webinar on “Remote Sensing, GIS & DEM for assessing water resources of a river basin” by Dr D. Nagesh Kumar, Prof. Satish Dhawan Chair Professor; Prof., Dept. of Civil Engineering, Asso. Faculty,Centre for Earth Sciences, Asso. Faculty, Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research, Asso. Faculty,Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India on 24/5/2020

* National Webinar on  “Leading river rejuvenation – Case of Namani Gange” by Sh. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, IAS, DG, NMCG, Minsitry of JalShakti, GOI on 14/6/2020

* National Webinar on  “Ground inventory and Geospatial techniques for Estimation of Groundwater Quality”  by Dr. Sainath P. Aher, Asst. Prof. of Sangamner college,Sangamner, Maharashtra, India on 19/7/2020