Flood Management Information System Centre

Flood Management Information System (FMISC), Uttar Pradesh

This FMIS Centre created by vide G.O. No 2058/14-27-Si-4-25(W)/14 on Dated 20/10/2014. This FMISC will act as Technical Secretariat for flood management in UP, act as clearing house for all flood related information; promote innovative concepts and technologies to improve flood management, develop databases, analytical tools, information products; enable effective dissemination; and provide interface amongst flood management stakeholders including GoUP agencies and communities.The detailed functions would be:

Functions of Flood Management Support Centre.

Main functions of FMISC are listed below.

  1. To coordinate all FMIS activities such as Embankment Asset Management System (EAMS), river/embankment and topographic surveys, flood forecast and inundation mapping, GIS based knowledge base, improving hydrologic observation network including real-time transmission, community participation in flood risk management, capacity building, etc.
  2. To liaise with State and Central stakeholders, such as National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Remote Sensing Applications Centre (RSAC), Central Water Commission (CWC), India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ganga Flood Control Commission (GFCC), and Survey of India (SOI), State Relief Commissioner, State Disaster Management Authority, other State line departments involved in flood management for sharing of data and experience in flood management.
  3. To create a comprehensive Flood Management Knowledge Base by collating and compiling all flood related data, information and knowledge.
  4. To provide data, information and knowledge support for improved flood management in the State, during both flood and normal periods
  5. To provide analytical support in remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) for UPIWRD activities such as planning anti erosion control schemes, river management, emergency flood management, and in rehabilitation and reconstruction.
  6. To develop and operationally disseminate standard and customized flood information products including alerts
  7. To follow-up on dissemination to enable effective utilization
  8. To produce an Annual Report, describing and analyzing Centre’s performance in each flood season for improving FMIS
  9. To develop, maintain and upgrade flood website for effective stakeholder dissemination, interaction and utilization
  10. To build capacity within FMISC and in UPIWRD for sustained flood management, through workshops, training, national and international visits, expert visits, etc.

FMISC Objective

The overall objective is to strengthen existing institutional capacity and arrangements for flood management in the state and make extensive use of modern technology (e.g. satellite remote sensing, Geographic Information System [GIS], internet, etc.).

The long term objective of FMIS development would be to effectively support flood control and management. In short term, this will be achieved by piloting flood hazard characterization and operational flood management information products supplemented by improved flood forecast modeling, plans for upgrading hydrologic measurement, automation of measurements and telemetric transmission of data. It is expected that on successful piloting, FMIS would be extended to all the flood-prone river basins in the State.


Act as Technical Secretariat for flood management in UP.

Synergize flood management across UPID offices

Act as clearing house for all flood related information

Promote innovative concepts and technologies to improve flood management

Develop database analytical tools, information product and effectively disseminate

Provide interface to flood management stakeholders including GOUP agencies and Communities

FMISC would support improved Flood Management through

Satellite monitoring of river behaviour though the years & including in flood season.

Centralized accessible GIS based database

Real-time metrological & hydrometric data collection

Advanced flood modelling technique

Rational embankment management

Community based flood risk management

Provide technical support to flood offices across UPID

Information Products

Heavy rainfall & Flood Alert- Forecast of rainfall, Flood level & discharge strong the river upto 3 days in advance; real –time, flood warning; predicted & actual flood inundation maps

Embankment alert – changing river behaviour, erosion potential, impact on flood protection works & river training works, corrective & preventive maintenance schedule

Targeted public, Institutional & Community alert

Customised analysis outputs (eg. Planning new/strengthening existing flood protection works & river training works, proofing, emergency flood management, recovery & reconstruction etc.)

Implementation Philosophy

Pilot in Rapti basin, extend later to Ghagara & other flood prone basins in Eastern UP

Primary focus on better preparedness (capacity building, flood forecasting, river monitoring, embankment safety programme, community outreach, public dissemination

Support emergency flood management (in- season river monitoring, near real time inundation mapping)

Support synergy across flood management units in UPID & external agencies

Introduce innovative concepts & technologies