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Indian state to utilise digital maps for water management

Kerala, India: The state water resources department has launched an ambitious project to prepare digital maps of all 44 rivers in the state and feed them on to a GIS-based platform, possibly in 3D format. The aim is to create a remarkable decision support system to develop an integrated, sustainable and long-term water conservation and management plan for the state, which is increasingly vulnerable to droughts and drinking water shortage.

Officials of the Irrigation Design and Research Board (IDRB), who are coordinating the digital river mapping project, are looking to club the available data with the field-level information to be collected by their own staff to build a robust data platform on the GIS.

Source: TOI