FOSS project showcase

Using Open Data to plan Flood management in Assam



40% of Assam faces floods every year. We are assisting the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) in its flood management efforts with the help of Open Data. We are building the Intelligent Data Ecosystem for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDS-DRR). That talk would be about:

  1. Our open data sets range from unique Government datasets like tenders and flood damages datasets to satellite imagery obtained from BHUVAN and Google Earth Engine. We are open-sourcing all datasets that we obtained from government sources.
  2. Our experimentation with statistical models to use the open data in prioritising fund disbursal for flood management.
  3. Discussion on other use cases possible with the open datasets.

About the speaker

Sai Krishna Dammalapati

Sai Krishna is a Data Engineer at CivicDataLab and a graduate of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK 2017). Ever since graduation, he has taken an immense interest in working in the intersection of technology and public policy. Over the last 5 years, he worked with NGOs, Universities, Governments and Startups in deploying Data Science solutions to Public policy problems like Disaster Management, Urbanisation and Air Pollution.

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