Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee is a premier institute in the field of Hydraulic Modeling, Civil Engineering, Material Testing & Ground Water studies. It is a Government of Uttarakhand institute under the administrative control of Irrigation Department of Uttarakhand. It undertakes studies on “No Profit No Loss” basis. The hydraulic model facilities at Bahadarabad station of Institute are one of the best in India. The available discharge for model studies is up to 8 cumec & drop is up to 10 m, hence the models are relatively large and give better results.
The Material Testing facilities include the Soil Testing, Bearing Capacity Permeability, Rock Testing like Modulus of deformation, Pull Out, Tunnel Testing, Bridge Load Test, Cement Aggregate, Testing for quality of Brick & Steel, Concrete Mix Design etc.
This institute is also engaged in the Ground Water related studies such as Conjunctive use of sub surface water and water logging, suitability of canal linings, seepage from canals, Design and Suitability of Aquifer for Tube wells, Studies for Regeneration / Seepage of water from perennial rivers and Artificial ground water recharge etc.