IFLOWS-Mumbai

Context

  • Recently Maharashtra’s Chief Minister  and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, launched an Integrated Flood Warning System called ‘IFLOWS-Mumbai’.
  • Mumbai is only the second city in the country after Chennai to get this system. 

What is ‘IFLOWS-Mumbai’?

  • a monitoring and flood warning system
  • able to relay alerts of possible flood-prone areas anywhere between six to 72 hours in advance
  • The system has provisions to capture the urban drainage within the city and predict the areas of flooding. 

Provide all information regarding possible flood-prone areas like the

1.height the floodwater could attain,

2.location-wise problem areas

3.calculate the vulnerability and

4.risk of elements exposed to flood.