Union Government Collaborates With Google For Flood Forecasting

The Central Water Commission (CWC), India’s apex technical organisation in the field of Water Resources has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Google for flood forecasting. According to the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari, the collaboration with Google will help in effective flood management in India. 

Using its high-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Google would help to generate flood inundation maps with the forecast inputs of CWC. The collaboration agreement between the Water Resource Ministry and Google includes projects related to the improvement of flood prediction systems, high priority research project to improve flood visualisation and online cultural project on the country’s rivers.
Source- The Economic Times

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