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Flood management, mitigation & resilience

The Kosi Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System

Presentation given at InterFLOOD Asia 28 March 2019

Innovations in Flood Mitigation, Management & Resilience session chaired by Gerald Fleming, Treasurer, International Association of Broadcast Meteorology

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Dr. Dhananjay Pandit - Technical Director (Water & Urban Development), Aecom India

Dr. Dhananjay Pandit

Technical Director (Water & Urban Development), Aecom India

Dr. Pandit has a Doctorate in Geo-Engineering with over 28 years of experience in Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Systems (FF&EWS), Flood Forecast Modelling, River basin Modelling, Decision Support System (DSS) for Integrated Water Resources Management, Hydroinformatics and Remote Sensing & GIS applications in Water Resources. He has worked extensively on MIKE and HEC software suites for Hydrologic  Hydrodynamic modelling. While working with Indian Space Research Organisation for 17 years, Dr. Pandit gained extensive experience in digital image processing of satellite remote sensing data, Applications of GIS and remote sensing for water resources and development of DSS in water resources. He was involved in FF&EWS projects as Team Leader/Dy Team Leader, which includes river basins in India viz. Krishna-Bhima (Maharashtra), Brahmaputra (Assam), Damodar (Jharkhand & West Bengal). He led the team in developing World Bank funded Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System for Kosi basin in Bihar, India as Project Director.

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