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25 May 2015 | News

Delegates visit community-based flood early warning prototype

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A six-member delegation from UNICEF Nepal and Nepal Red Cross Society visited the prototype of Community-Based Flood Early Warning System (CB-FEWS) at ICIMOD Knowledge Park, Godavari on 16 April 2015. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the function and technical features of CB-FEWS and its potential applicability and synergy in UNICEF’s project areas in the Koshi basin.

During the visit, ICIMOD team made a presentation and shared the successful implementation of CB-FEWS in Assam. The function of CB-FEWS was also demonstrated in the prototype CB-FEWS site. The delegates presented their modality of early warning system, especially reaching out to the vulnerable communities using a siren.

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