Global climate change and its resultant issues are some of the most pressing concerns of today. With water depletion and scarcity on the rise, it is imperative that we raise awareness and conduct research in the field to find innovative solutions.
The Department of Civil Engineering with supporting grants from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) established the Centre for Water Resources (CWR) in 1988 as part of the consultancy services offered by the University. The Centre was set up with the objective to conduct research in the fields of hydraulics and water resources and train students to undertake studies for real-world application.
The major areas in which the WRC provides consultancy services are:
- Hydrological design for Water resources development
- Flow measurement in canals and small streams
- Hydrological impacts of land development
- Rain water harvesting
The setting up of Experimental Watersheds in the Western Ghat, Field Hydrological Laboratory at Kodagu and the completion of Ground Water Studies in Mysore are some of the more notable projects of impact that took shape in this Centre.