Achievements of the SHI in the recent years:

  • Development of the system development projects and modernization of hydrological network for river basins of the Russian Federation (Yenisei, Kuban, Primorye, Oka, etc.).
  • Development of guidelines on the use of new technological equipment:
    1. Automated hydrological system for measuring the water level.
    2. Technical means for measuring the flow of water discharge(profilers RioGrande, RiverRay, StreamPro; Stationary profiler Channel Master; RQ-24).
  • The measurement methods for water dischargeby Acoustic Doppler Profiler «StreamPro» and «RioGrande».
  • Compilation of hydrological monitoring data in the form of reference papers containing estimated hydrological characteristics for the territory of the Russian Federation.
  • Studies of the basic physical processes and laws of formation of the hydrological regime of water bodies in conditions of climatic changes, and the prediction of possible changes in water runoff for the future, reflecting the current state of the climate scenarios.
  • Current and future assessment of water resources and water supply of the Russian territory, taking into account climate change.
  • Justification of the calculated levels of flood zones and localities most affected by the flooding: Lensk, Tikhvin, cities in the Kuban river’ bassin, Krymsk, Khabarovsk, Ustyug etc..
  • Development of software for calculating basic hydrological characteristics.
  • Development of methods for operational forecasting of water inflow to the water reservoir of the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydro-power Station.
  • Development of a technique for short-term flood forecasting and assessment of the impact of the preventing measure;
  • Development of innovative technologies for the analysis, calculation and predictive assessments of water bodies using geographic information systems.
  • Development of guidelines on monitoring the state of the water bodies;
  • Improvement of operational methodology for runoff accounting and forecasting water dischargeand water levels in the Kuban river basin.
  • Development and testing of hydrological models, using the Polomet river basin as an example, based on the use of complex data obtained by new means of measurement for assessing and forecasting the state of the water bodies.
  • Development of analytical GIS "hydrology-water quality" using the Neva river basin as an example.
  • Development and implementation of automated methods of forecasting the timing of appearance of ice, freezing and opening of water reservoirs using the GIS technologies.
  • Assessment of the climate change impact on permafrost and water resources.