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.