Along with fundamental studies, the
Institute performs a large volume of applied research by order of bodies of
state power of the subjects of the Russian Federation, economic and other
organizations (more than 50 government contracts and agreements on the
performance of research work per year).
IWEP SB RAS is one of the leading
organizations evaluating the environmental impact of large HPPs construction (the
Katun, Krapivino, Boguchansk, Altai, and Evenki) and ecological assessment of
consequences of nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
By order of Roscosmos, the Institute
performs environmental support of space-rocket activity (the Baikonur, Vostochny,
and Plesetsk cosmodromes) under the Federal space programs of Russia and the
Federal target program "Development of cosmodromes in Russia".
The Institute participated in the elaboration
of the following programs for the protection and rational use of water bodies: "The
national program of action for the improvement and development of water sector
of Russia for the period until 2015 "Water of Russia, the 21st
century" (2003-2015), and water management and environment blocks in the Strategy
for Economic Development of Siberia. The list of water bodies of Altai Krai has
been made. By order of the Federal Agency for Water Resources of Russia, the Concept
of State program on the use, restoration and conservation of water objects in
the Upper Ob basin (2002-2010) has been built.
The contract work on the "Study
of the current state and scientific substantiation of methods and means for
stable functioning of water sector in the Ob and Irtysh basins"
(2008-2010) is carried out. In 2010, the scheme of integrated use and
protection of water bodies in the Ob basin was devised together with the
On demand of the Federal Agency for Water
Resources of Russia, the research on "The study of the Krasnoyarsk
reservoir morphometry and the development of scientific-based recommendations
on the prevention of water effect on its shores" and "The study of water
regime and channel processes of Lena river, the development of
scientifically-based recommendations and measures for the prevention of harmful
effects of waters and floods" was carried out.
Currently, the schemes of territorial
planning of Altai Krai and Republic of Altai in terms of natural conditions,
resources, and environmental situation are developed. The Institute has
conducted an inventory of natural monuments (nature reserves inclusive) in the
regions of Altai Krai and Republic of Altai. IWEP has developed a territorial
scheme of waste management, including the municipal solid waste.