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Laboratory of Institute

Georgian Water Management Institute, which set up in 19029, the only research organization in the Caucasus, which main scientific direction is water management, reclamation, protection of environment and population from natural disaster, flood, erosion-debris flow phenomena, landslides and other destroied impact against measures and work out scientific recomandations. In the field institute is only in Georgia.
Institute has unique, one the biggest hydritechnical laboratory staffed with the appropriate equipment, with pumping station (12 unit engine and pump).
Today in institute functioning:
1. Hydrotechnical laboratory
2. Hydraulic laboratory
3. Debris flow modeling laboratory
4. River bed processes laboratory
5. Pumping station
6. Storm modeling laboratory of sea and ocean
7. Soil erosion and water resources management laboratory


Pic. 1 Hydrotechnical laboratory



Pic 2. Pumping station


Pic.3. Hydraulic gully of debris flow modeling


Pic. 4. Inner water reservoirs of hydrotechnical laboratory

Pic. 5. Laser device for study of debris flow processes

Pic. 6. Open pool for sea waves modelling

Pic. 7. Small pool for sea waves modelling

Pic. 8. Small hydraulic gully





Pic. 9. Testing stend of erosion against plant Vetiveri in Institute

In 2005, duo to functioning of one of the best hydrotechnical laboratory of World and many scientific project and research of institute staff, institute is awarded by Swiss diploma«Century International Quality Era Award».
Byond unique laboratory in the institute are laboratories of debris flow and eroion modeling, ground mechanic, technical reclamation, soil and water quality research, which provide every scientific-research and contract work produced in institute.

The current position, activity:
Currently in the laboratory of institute may implemet follow researches:
1. Modelling hydrotechnical constructions;
2. Modelling and research erosion and deformation phenomena of rivers;
3. Research of soil erosion processes and modeling their against constructions;
4. Research of debris flow processes and modeling their against constructions;
5. Wave impact (abrassion processes) on the seaside research and modelling;
6. To create database by results of physical samples implemented for evaluation of erosion-debris flow phenomena and stability of hydro knot and coastal protection measures, which is necessary to create expensive simulation models;
7. Chosing of coastal protection constructions for sea, reservoirs and rivers witj research in wave canals and space pool, where is possible modeling constructions real scale;
8. Modeling of washing-acumulation of sea and reservoirs coastal processes;
9. Modeling of ports;
10. Modeling of watershed knot;
11. Testing of recultivation biotechnical method for oil pollution soils by use new peat ameliorates;
12. Establish the main parameters of water and soil-ground.

1. Typical analysis of water:
1. pH
2. Electrical conductivity;
3. Main ions: (HCO3 -, Cl- ,SO42-, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+);
4. The dry residue;
5. Organic substances (oxidation).

2. Full analysis of water:
1. pH
2. Electrical conductivity;
3. Main ions: (HCO3 -, Cl- ,SO42-, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+);
4. The dry residue;
5. Organic substances (oxidation);
6. Biogenic (NH4+; NO2─; NO3─; PO43─);
7. Microelements (I, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ba, Fe, Cr, Zr, Li, B, Cd, AI, Se, Mn, F, As).

3. Full analysis of soil:

  • Prepare for analysis of soil sample;

  • pH wih water;

  • pH with KCl;

  • Humus;

  • Potassium;

  • Nitrate;

  • Phosphate;

  • Short analysis of soil water output;

  • Full analysis of soil water output.

    4. Ground mechanical analysis granulometry curves constructed.

    5. To dig 4 meter well with hand pit.

    6. Engineering-geological survey.
    Engineering-geological survey of headwork, reservoirs, presure tunnel, surge well, power house, release channel territory.

    7. Laboratory research

    -  Study of ground granulometrical containing, plasticity, humidity, density, compressor and shear parameters;
    -  Study of debsity of rock, humidity, softening coefficient, Frost, Solidifying;
    -  Study of ground water.