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Monday, April 16, 2012

IIT Bombay Research Model to Fight Water Problems

IIT Bombay researchers have created a model to fix how much quantity of water should be released to basins from different reservoirs so as to prevent water wastage and under utilization.
The research model is based on genetic algorithm, the same was successfully applied in the past to upper Godavari basin consisting 5 reservoirs Waghad, Karanjwan, Punegaon, Ozerkhed and Palkhed in Nashik. This resulted in 11% benefits over the previously existing arrangement.

Avinash S Garudkar, external examiner for Bachelor of Engineering examination University of Pune and Assistant Professor, Water and Land Management Institute, Aurangabad, conducted research togetherwith AK Rastogi, and T I Eldho from IIT, Bombay, and S D Gorantiwar of Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri.

The research recently published in Springer, a European research and development journal

According to AK Rastogi, Senior Professor, IIT, Bombay, "The earlier conventional optimization techniques offer inferior solutions to complex problems. Genetic algorithm, however, gives you the best solutions. These formulae or algorithms have also been used in other fields, such as for achieving structural optimization in architecture, groundwater optimization, or robotic movements and the like. Genetic algorithm gives you the best combination of resources, ensuring maximum benefits."

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