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NAME OF DIVISION

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       Water Resources Division

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

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Working for application of space based technology in water resources sector.

OBJECTIVES

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Develop and put into operation remote sensing and GIS based national systems for monitoring water resources and water related disasters in Bangladesh.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS

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·         Flood monitoring

·         Drought monitoring

·         River monitoring

·         Water-logging monitoring

·         Generation and update of water resources database.

TOOLS UTILIZED

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Remote sensing, GIS, GNSS.

SATELLITE DATA INPUTS

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Landsat MSS/TM, RADARSAT, IRS, ASTER, Rapid Eye, ICONOS, DMC-II, SPOT

GROUND/INSITU OPERATION

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Ground truth and Insitu operations are carried out as and when necessary for verification and validation of remotely sensed image derived information.

REASEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Carrying out research works to develop and put into operation national systems for monitoring water resources and water related disasters. 

Outputs/products

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·         Flood maps

·         River morphology map

·         Water-logging map

·         water resources database,

·         Reports on R&D activities,

·         Event based and monthly reports on

  flood/drought situation in the country