Speakers stress modernising flood forecasting system

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Flood had been the major problem in Pakistan from disaster perspective and that the country had witnessed significant floods consecutively in the last four years which needed an urgent attention and focus to upgrade the flood forecasting and early warning system timely and accurately.


UNESCO in close cooperation with the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) launched the seminar on Reliable Flood Forecasting in Lahore.


Purpose of the seminar was to bring together the scientists, hydrological modelers, meteorologists, planners and decision makers to develop mechanism to meet the challenges for data, model and forecasting skills for improvement of flood forecasting and early warning system in Pakistan in order to save population affected by flood.


In his remarks, Chairman NDMA Maj. Gen. Saeed Aleem said that floods need an urgent attention and focus to upgrade the flood forecasting and early warning system timely and accurately.


The Japan govt is assisting in the induction of latest technologies and trainings at the flood forecasting system in Pakistan to overcome the natural calamities in the country, mostly happening due to flood. Takao Akutsu, Manager at Disaster Management Support System Office at JAXA, said this project is a step forward for cooperation with other agencies.


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Published in: Volume 04 Issue 52

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