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IRMS

INTEGRATED RIVER MONITORING SYSTEM (IRMSRG) BASED ON REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES


Introduction: Water Resources Division of SPARRSO has been carrying out research works under the five-year plan (2011 – 2015) for its research and operational work to establish an operational system for monitoring rivers in the country. The ultimate objective of this research is to set up regular vigilance over the river network in the country through establishing a remote sensing and GIS based river monitoring system. The particular tasks of the system are:

1.    Monitoring the changes in the morphology and sediment transportation in the river system.
2.    Trend analysis of the changes in the river network system with the intention to predict future changes.
3.    Provide supplementary information for analysis of drought and flood situation in the country.

Outputs: A yearly report on the changes of the river network system in Bangladesh. The report will detail the changes in the river morphology and sediment transportation. Event based report on the change of morphology of particular river will be provided in near real time. The yearly report will provide a trend analysis of the changes in the river network system with the intention to predict future changes.

Present status of the system: Work is going-on to generate decadal river morphology digital datasets based on Landsat images of 1973, 1980, 1989, 2000 and 2010.

Last update: 14 March 2013.

For further information:

A.Z.MD. Zahedul Islam
Principal Scientific Officer,
Head,  Water Resources Division
Bangladesh Space research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO)
Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Telephone: 880-2-8124198
E-mail:   azmd_zahed@yahoo.com