A Real-time Urban Flood Information System for the city Hyderabad


Target: ₹ 25,00,000 ($ 31250)

Raised: ₹ 0 ($ 0)

No. of Donors : 0

Completion Date: 31st December 2026


Cities like Hyderabad frequently face disruptions and losses due to rainfall-induced flooding, emphasizing the critical need for a reliable flood information system. Current resources, such as the India Meteorology Department and Telangana State Development Planning and Society, provide rainfall data but lack real-time and accurate information on flooded areas. This project addresses this gap by proposing the development of a Real-time Urban Flood Information System specifically tailored for Hyderabad.


 The project aims to develop a Real-time Urban Flood Information System for Hyderabad, addressing the city's vulnerability to rainfall-induced flooding. Focused on data collection, analysis, modeling, and forecasting, the system will provide timely and accurate information on rainfall and flood inundation. Led by Dr. Satish Regonda, the project aims to enhance the city's resilience by fostering informed decision-making. Through collaboration with government agencies, the system will contribute to minimizing damages, ensuring public safety, and supporting flood mitigation efforts. The objective is to create a comprehensive tool that aids both citizens and administrators in building climate and flood resilience for Hyderabad.

Timeline & Budget:

Year 1: Rs 18 lakhs - Instrument installation and initial data collection efforts.

Year 2: Rs 17 lakhs - Model development, software platform, and stakeholder workshops.

Year 3: Rs 15 lakhs - Continued data analysis, forecasting, and conclusion of stakeholder engagement.

Proposer Details:

Dr. Satish Regonda, an Associate Professor specializing in Civil Engineering and Climate Change, leads the project. His research efforts have provided valuable insights into the complexity of the proposed flood information system. Dr. Regonda has established collaborations with key government agencies, ensuring a well-rounded and informed approach to the project's execution.