ITRA

Information Technology Research Academy

Integrated Urban Flood Management

in India: Technology Driven Solutions

  • To develop real-time flood forecasting models for urban areas in the country, assimilating data and information from satellite products, Doppler weather radars, automatic weather stations and state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction and hydrologic models
  • To develop operational models for real-time management of urban drainage systems  using water level sensors and control systems algorithms integrated with GIS.
  • To develop models and methodologies for communicating the forecasts to different levels of decision making mechanisms.
  • To project the likely changes in the frequencies of high intensity rainfall using extreme value theory and stochastic weather generators and to examine the adequacy of capacity of the existing structural measures to cope with the changing climate
  • To demonstrate the application of the models and the end- to –end implementation integrating the models – sensors – decision framework through a pilot project.
  • To lead the development of post-flood management training and educational material, and
  • To create public awareness programs and involve communities in preparedness and post flood rescue and recovery process.
  • Identification of pilot case study and deployment of field sensors.
  • Fabrication of different sensors (water level, pH, temperature, etc.) for real time flood monitoring.
  • Data acquisition, processing, database management, GIS development.
  • Hydrological model development, understanding hydro-meteorological forcing, etc.
  • Development of hydro-meteorological forecast model.
  • Communication networks: through mobile, web and other media. Experimentation with tweets, crowd-sourcing, etc.
  • Promoting  social  awareness, developing management strategy for  flood  damage mitigation, post flood response and minimizing loss.
  • State of the art urban flood forecasting model using data feeds from field sensors.
  • Custom made low cost sensors will be designed and fabricated.
  • Comprehensive Geographic Information System capable of time series analysis spatially.
  • Training modules and inter-disciplinary exposure for students and researchers through internships, workshops and conferences.
  • Web-courses, materials and textbooks will be developed through the project. Existing courses on Urban Hydrology will be improved with addition of ICT related topics.
  • PhD/M.S. students through the project. Portion of their thesis will be parts of the project.
  • Entrepreneurial ventures in line with project objectives will be supported.
  • Template for cyber infrastructure that can be used in similar projects.
  • Public awareness programmes will be facilitated through participation of NGOs.
  • Strategies for best management practices in flood damage mitigation will be developed.
 Principal Investigators
Prof. P. P. Mujumdar, IISc pradeep@civil.iisc.ernet.in Link to homepage
Dr. S. Asokan, IISc sundarrajan.asokan@gmail.com Link to homepage
Prof. M.S. Mohan Kumar, IISc msmk@civil.iisc.ernet.in Link to homepage
Dr. R. Valsalam, CDAC rominus@cdac.in Link to homepage
Prof. K. Srinivasa Raju, BITS Hyd ksraju@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in Link to homepage
Prof. N.V. Umamahesh, NIT W mahesh@nitw.ac.in Link to homepage

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Institutions

IISc BangaloreCDAC ThiruvananthapuramBITS Pilani Hyderabad CampusNIT Warangal

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