Features of CBFEWS

  • People-centered: All community members of the vulnerable groups and district government line agencies are involved in planning, implementing, monitoring, disseminating flood early warning information and taking the ownership of the system.
  • Low Cost Technology: The manufacturing, repair and maintenance of the system is done at the local level. The initial cost of the complete set of the instrument is approximately USD 1000 (as of May 2015).
  • Almost Real-time Information: The upstream communities generate information and pass it on to downstream communities as the water level rises in the river.