Kick-off Meeting

Date: November 23, 2013


Prof. P. P. Mujumdar, Prof. M. S. Mohan Kumar, Prof. A. Perumal, Ms. Chandra Rupa, and Ms. Apoorva Shastry, IISc, Bangalore; Dr. Rominus Valsalam and Mr. Abhir Raj Metkar, CDAC Trivandrum; Dr. Umamahesh N., NIT Warangal; K. Srinivasa Raju, BITS Hyderabad; Mr. Mano Poreddy and Mr. Aveek Chatterjee, IBM India; Mr. Ananthswamy, Chief Engineer (SWD), BBMP; Mr. Y. D. Manmohan, STUP consultants; Mr. B. Puttanna, Director, IMD; Mr. V.S.Prakash, KSNDMC; Mr. A. V. Rangesh, Additional Director of Town Planning, BDA.


Conference Hall, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore.


  1. Motivation and objectives of the project were discussed.
  2. Goals to achieve by the project partners in the next 6 months were set up.
  3. IISc Bangalore
  • Identification of pilot study
  • The catchment from Hulimavu to Madivala to be considered.
  • Collection of data available in the catchment. The following people need to be contacted for data
    1. Mr. Y. D. Manmohan, STUP Consultants
    2. Mr. Ananthswamy, Chief Engineer (SWD)
    3. Mr. V S Prakash, Special Director, KSNDMC
  • Start modelling studies: Apply SWMM to the catchment

BITS, Hyderabad and NITW

  • Conduct a meeting with GHMC, NRSC in Hyderabad.
  • Contact Ramana Murthy from APSDPS
  • Identify a pilot study area
  • Collect data on the pilot area, if pilot is decided
  • Collect literature, reports on studies conducted in Hyderabad city
  • Modify the syllabus for Urban Flooding course and bring in a management perspective, conduct guest lectures

C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Literature study on sensor development
  • Sensor development
  • To measure unsteady flow
  • Triggering of sensor after rainfall intensity crosses a certain threshold
  • Identification of blockage in drains
  • Data acquisition issues, if the sensor is not wireless
  • Specific applications like sheet flow identification and measurement of overland flow contribution
  • Wireless sensors (solar powered if possible)
  • Work separately with Prof. Asokan

IBM, India

  • Look at how different models work in a framework
  • Role of IBM will start after data collection