Central Water Commission (CWC), India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources, has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Google.
CWC would use modern technology developed by Google in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Geo-spatial mapping for effective management of water resources particularly in the field of flood forecasting and dissemination of flood-related information to the masses widely using the dissemination Google platforms.
The new initiative is likely to help crisis management agencies to deal with extreme hydrological events in a better manner.
Under the CWC and Google Agreement, both will share technical expertise in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, geospatial mapping and analysis of hydrological observation data
The new system will help Improving flood prediction systems, which will help provide location-targeted, actionable flood warnings; High priority research project utilizing Google Earth Engine to help visualize and improve flood management and A cultural project to build online exhibitions on the Rivers of India