Water Resources Planning and Management

Oral Abstract

Flood-risk Mapping Using Gis

Wednesday, January 4
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 6th Meeting Room

Flooding is most common and costliest natural disaster in India. Damage caused by flooding impacts entire city. Once such area with high susceptibility to flood risk is the Anantnag region of Jammu and Kashmir which as recently inflicted by a heavy damage due to the same. We have therefore studied this region for flood risk mapping. The purpose of this study was to build a model in ArcGIS, which features an NSRI DEM file as an input to produce inundation maps. GIS has been recognized as a powerful means to integrate and analyze data from various sources in the context of comprehensive floodplain management. Adequate information and prediction capability is vital to evaluate alternative scenarios for flood mitigation policies and to improve decision making processes associated with flood management. From this the socio-economic impacts of the flood can be assessed.

Rajiv Gupta

Senior Professor
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani


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