04-APR-2016: Professor Javed Alam, Department of Civil Engineering, ZH College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University presented a paper entitled. 'Estimation of Infiltration Parameters Using Excel Solver' at the International Conference on Water Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES- 2016) held at AISECT University, Bhopal. The conference was organized by AISECT University and Texas A & M University, USA in association with ICE WaRM, Australia.
Professor Alam, in his paper, discussed that estimation of infiltration rate is helpful in assessment of surface runoff, effective rainfall, groundwater recharge, and design of surface irrigation systems. He mentioned that infiltration rates are also an input for estimation of initial abstractions for hydrograph analysis which in turn, is utilised in estimation of design flood, design of hydraulic structures, development of flood forecasting and flood warning systems. Professor Alam said that in most of the cases the performance of the present study, based on Excel solver approach, was found to be better than the conventional method which is based on the graphical approach.