NIE president passes away

With heavy heart we wish to announce that Prof. Brij Gopal, the President of National Institute of Ecology for the term 2018-2020 left to his heavenly abode on 5th January 2021.

Dr. Brij Gopal (76), was a Professor of Ecology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a noted river ecologist, following a heart attack.

He is instrumental in conceptualizing the river regulation zone (RRZ) on the lines of the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) which would offer legal protection to river floodplains from various activities which can be detrimental to river health and ecology.