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(CBFEWS) sites along the Ratu River in early August 2016 to check on instruments and document community experience with
Exploring the different types of flood early warning systems in flood prone areas of Pakistan, three delegates from Pakistan visited the International Centre of Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its community based flood early warning
The Koshi River basin is a transboundary basin shared by China, India, and Nepal. The River originates on the high altitude Tibetan Plateau and passes through eastern Nepal and northern Bihar in India before joining the Ganges.
ICIMOD, in collaboration with Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority and Focus Humanitarian Assistance, is planning to pilot Community Based Flood Early Warning System (CBFEWS) in Gilgit Baltistan under the project ‘Agricultural Water,
downstream communities. Many rivers and
A community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the
By the mid-monsoon, flash floods of Bhote Koshi had already swept away more than 65 houses and placed 200 more at risk. With rains becoming heavier, further damage was expected.
The Expert Consultation Workshop on Improving Flood Risk Management in Bihar was organised by the Water Resources Department (WRD) of Bihar 18-19 February in Patna with support from the World Bank. International experts on flood forecasting, senior
Community-based flood early warning systems will help communities in the Koshi basin better prepare for a flood
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The installation of CB-FEWS in Mahottari District followed a five-day CB-FEWS training at ICIMOD’s Knowledge Park in early June. While ICIMOD and its partners are involved in the initial stages...
The training was organized by ICIMOD with technical assistance from Sustainable Eco Engineering, supported by the Governments of Norway and Sweden in India (Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme) and the Australian Government through the
Writeshop 09 Sep 2016 Ratu River communities prepared for flash floods 08 Sep 2016 Transboundary Cross Learning in the Kanchenjunga Landscape 05 Sep 2016 Koshi Basin research highlighted in India’s largest selling daily 02 Sep 2016
In the fertile floodplain area of Sarpallo Village Development Committee (VDC), 270 kms east of Kathmandu, life is back to normal for local villagers in the waning days of monsoon. As a flood-prone area, Sarpallo villagers have faced summer floods
2016 15 Sep 2016 Ratu River communities prepared for flash floods 08 Sep 2016 Koshi Basin research highlighted in India’s largest selling daily 02 Sep 2016 ICIMOD highlights Transboundary River Management agenda in Beijing 30 Aug
Writeshop 09 Sep 2016 Ratu River communities prepared for flash floods 08 Sep 2016 Taungya System workshop in Chin, Myanmar 05 Aug 2016 Decision Support Tool for Climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for forest
The mock drill followed the installation of three community-based flood early warning systems (CB-FEWS) at selected sites along the Ratu River in late June and early July 2015. CB-FEWS are devices engineered to alert downstream communities...
Minister of State, Pakistan and Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Marvi Memon paid a visit to women farmers in Kavrepalanchok district in early March along with a small delegation from the International Centre for