Indus river basin, Pakistan

Flood Risk Management
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Catastrophic flooding events in Pakistan motivate the need to extent the existing forecasting system of the Indus River and its major tributaries to the Swat and part of the Kabul Rivers. For this purpose, a hydrological and a hydrodynamic model were developed by Deltares and NESPAK that allow forecasting of flood events in these river basins and produce inundation maps for various return periods. The model is designed to be used for flood forecasting as an intrinsic part of the Flood Early Warning Forecast of Pakistan (FEWS-Pakistan). Moreover, Deltares organised a training session for the employees of NESPAK to enable them to work more effectively with the Deltares team and to improve their skills on distributed hydrological modelling.

The main users for this type of tool are operational managers.