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Use of Information and Communication Technology in Flood Management


Suhas Krishna Diwase , Government Of Maharashtra ; Dr. Vijay Deshpande, Symbiosis International University


Flood, Disasters


Floods cause maximum damage throughout the world. 37 % of Natural disasters in India are floods which cause maximum damage. This paper studies “The Real Time Stream Flow Forecasting and Reservoir Operating System (RTSF & ROS)” in Krishna and Bhima River basin, an ICT tool which provides single platform for accessing collected and processed data to manage floods in Maharashtra. The paper studies defining features of this system, challenges in its implementation and suggests practical solutions to leverage data, information, and monitoring capacities available with the RTSF & ROS to create risk knowledge, an innovative early warning mechanism ensuring last mile connectivity to achieve the targets set by the Sendai Framework of Action for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I90422
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2016
Page(s): 760-764

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