SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR FLOOD MANAGEMENT TO “CLIMATE RESILIENT KERALA” | Event Date: Thursday, 25th, October 2018
FLOOD MANAGEMENT TO “CLIMATE RESILIENT KERALA”
A one-day workshop on Sustainable Solutions for Flood Management to “Climate Resilient Kerala” was attended by more than 200 people including students/research scholars and faculties members. The workshop scheduled on 25 October 2018 was inaugurated by Shri. P. H. Kurian, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Kerala, who detailed the challenges and difficulties that the state of Kerala witnessed and invited suggestions from the experts regarding the existing government policies. Dr. S. Mohan, Professor and Former Head of the Department, Civil Engineering, IIT Madras delivered the key note address on technologies used in foreign countries to control flood and suggested such techniques for certain parts of Kerala. Er. K.H. Shamsudeen, Chief Engineer, IDRB, Kerala detailed the government’s response and recovery operations during and after flood times. Dr. T.I Eldho, Professor, IIT Bombay presented case studies of successful flood management and suggested such measures for real-time forecasting. Dr. Santhosh G. Thampi, Professor, NIT Calicut, elaborated on the integrated Decision Support System while Dr. V.P. Dinesan, CWRDM, Kerala, pointed out the need for preparation of river basin flood model and flood inundation maps. Dr. K.M. Mehata, Senior Professor, HITS and his team presented sensors for flood warning and possible information sharing using cloud computing. In the plenary session the experts discussed dam operations to monitor flood control, real time flood forecasting and the preparations of urban storm water drainage master plan and land use laws to safeguard river banks..