Name of Office
INTERNATIONAL SEDIMENTATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PAKISTAN (ISRIP)
Location/Address of the office:
Director, ISRIP-WAPDA, 3-Canal Bank, Mughalpura Lahore, PAKISTAN
2. In-charge of Office
Akbar Ali Bajkani, ISRIP- WAPDA
Tel: Office: 042-99250169
3. Brief History/Background
Agriculture forms the mainstay of the economy of Pakistan. Pakistan has developed one of the largest contiguous irrigation systems in the world. Large-scale development of land and water resources in Pakistan has been accompanied by serious problems of sedimentation. Due to that reservoirs are sharply reducing their storage and water regulation capability. Sedimentation problems of irrigation water distribution system have also grown in magnitude.
WAPDA through Govt. of Pakistan and the National Science Foundation of USA executed an agreement to undertake a bi-national co-operative research on "Study of Alluvial River Mechanics using the data of Canals and Rivers of Pakistan". For this purpose an organization namely Alluvial Channels Observation Project (ACOP) was created within WAPDA in 1973. Over the years, ACOP not only fulfilled its basic objectives but also developed itself into a highly trained and expert organization capable of collection, analysis and interpretation of data pertaining to man made and natural alluvial channels.
To further develop the research in sedimentation and solve the critical problems in water resources sector, WAPDA after obtaining Concept Clearance from GOP transformed ACOP into an Institute, named International Sedimentation Research Institute - Pakistan (ISRIP), in 1993.
The Organization is a self-financing formation which at present acts as a service Organization for Federal and Provincial Governments, WAPDA and Consulting firms to provide expert services in the area of its specialty. It generates its funds through deposit works entrusted by various government/semi-government organizations and Consultants.
4. Scope of Work/Job Description
ISRIP's objective is to undertake research for developing means to manage sediment load through field measurements, laboratory analysis, data processing, and research management using modern techniques. Federal and Provincial agencies engaged in the areas of soil conservation, hydropower, flood control, irrigation and drainage are receiving problem solving support from ISRIP.
Activities of ISRIP including data collection and analyses can be broadly grouped under:
Field activities cover observations for the specially evolved base line and equilibrium experiment (EQ). These entail measurements of hydraulic/morphologic parameters and collection of boil, suspended and bed material sediment samples.
The laboratory activities generally include analyses of sediment samples. For these purposes, both conventional and sophisticated methodology and equipment are utilized.
5. Studies/Research/Assignments Completed.
List of the Publication of completed works attached as Annexure.
6. Studies/Research/Assignments in Hand.
Sediment Sampling - Bunji Hydropower Project, Northern Areas
Hydrographic Survey – Chashma Reservoir, Mianwali, Punjab
Discharge & Sediment Load Estimation – Lower Bari Doab Canal System, Punjab
Pakpattan/Thal Canal Study from Punjab Irrigation Department.
Hydrographic Survey - Sabakzai Dam Project.
Hydrologic Survey of 150 MW Larkana.
Bathymetric Survey of Keyal Khawar HPP-Tail Race outlet Indus - Keyal Hydropower Project.