Flood Pre­ven­tion

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

Ateam of the In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy-Bom­bay has de­vel­oped an in­te­grated flood as­sess­ment mod­el­ing tool which can as­sess and pre­dict the ex­tent and depth of flood­ing in a re­gion. This tool can be used in ur­ban coastal ar­eas like Mum­bai and Chen­nai.

Ur­ban flood­ing has be­come an in­creas­ingly im­por­tant is­sue in sev­eral parts of the world. In July 2005, floods in Mum­bai re­sulted in loss of life as well as prop­erty to the tune of mil­lions of ru­pees. If rain­fall fore­cast is avail­able, the IFAM tool can pre­dict the flood al­most in real-time. Oth­er­wise, it can be used to de­sign mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures in dis­as­ter and risk man­age­ment as it can give in­for­ma­tion on pos­si­ble flood lev­els, flood pat­terns and its ex­tent at any lo­ca­tion for var­i­ous rain­fall in­ten­si­ties.

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