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Flood disaster risk management - hydrological forecasts: requirements and best practices - training module

Source(s):  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
National Institute of Disaster Management (India) (NIDM)

This case study module on hydrological forecasts presents operational flood forecasting, flood warning and dissemination systems in Bavaria, Germany as compared to Indian experience in the field. It explores flood forecasting systems from the perspective of its position within the flood warning process. A method for classifying the different approaches taken in flood forecasting is introduced before the elements of a present-day flood forecasting system are discussed in detail. Finally, the state of the art in developing flood forecasting systems is addressed including how to deal with specific challenges posed.

The target groups of this case study are decision makers in disaster risk management and/or water management. The module will help to understand some hydrological basics of the flood forecast and assist in the administration and implementation of an appropriate flood warning system in a specific environment, to find the best solution for a region.


Format Printed documents
Sub-format Case Study
Number of pages/running time 88 p.

Target audiences


Group: Trainers/Teachers/Facilitators

Educational usage

educational usage Curricular/Formal
Curricular Disaster Management  •  Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physics

Additional information

Published in India

Dissemination history


Stategy: As part of training programme

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  • Year of publication 2013
  • Author(s) Vogelbacher, A.
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Unknown
  • ISBN/ISSN 9783944152158

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