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Integrated Spatial Platform for Better Flood Management and Mitigation for Local Governments: A Geospatial Approach

Geo-spatial Data in Natural Resources

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Flood Management , Spatial Platform , GIS , District administration , Taluka administration

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In this era of climate change induced frequent flooding, proper management of flood events are assuming greater importance with each day for government authorities. As far as the better flood management is a concern, there is an increasing trend towards to adopt the non-structural approach which is less costly and more effective in comparison with structural measures. The latest technical tools such as GIS incorporated with super computer systems have come with a real boon towards better flood management for government administration. In order to explore the best capabilities of such kind of integrated systems for better flood management, an Integrated Flood Management System (IFMS) is proposed in this writing incorporating GIS and super computer platform.  This system illustrates the functional utilities such as flood situation monitoring, damage estimation and analysis, decision support system and finally the action plan development for better flood management. This system will allow taking inputs from both spatial and non-spatial data including physical, socio-economic and socio-cultural data, flood-related data pertaining to the district and taluka. This study has also proposed the steps of action plan development through the integrated system at the administrative and individual level.

The non-structural approach is important for management of flood situation at least cost.

Integrated Flood Management System (IFMS) can be helpful for effective flood management.

A Geospatial approach is useful for development of Integrated Flood Management System.

IFMS allows inputs from both spatial and non-spatial data at micro level.

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