Integrated Flood Warning System (IFLOWS-Mumbai) inaugurated 

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Integrated Flood Warning System (IFLOWS-Mumbai) inaugurated 

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Geography; GS-III – Science and technology 

In News:

  • Integrated Flood Warning System – IFLOWS was inaugurated in Mumbai by Union Minister for Earth Sciences and Maharashtra Chief Minister.

Key takeaways 

  • It is developed by the Union Ministry for Earth Sciences on the request of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
  • It is a state-of-art system for Mumbai  and is expected to enhance Mumbai’s resilience by providing early warning for flooding specially during high rainfall events and cyclones.
  • It comprises seven modules: 
    • Data Assimilation
    • Flood
    • Inundation
    • Vulnerability
    • Risk
    • Dissemination Module 
    • Decision Support System.
  • The system has provisions to capture the urban drainage within the city and predict the areas of flooding, which will be incorporated in the final system.

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