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Unesco assisting in developing flood warning system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Unesco, PCRWR and PMD have jointly organised a two-day international workshop aimed at setting up a common understanding and direction for river modelling data requirements. The workshop is part of the Unesco’s Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan" Project, phase 2 which was launched in March 2015. Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata, who was the chief guest, commended the immense efforts of Unesco, PCRWR,…Read More

UNESCO assisting in developing flood warning system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: UNESCO, PCRWR and PMD have jointly organised a two-day international workshop aimed at setting up a common understanding and direction for river modelling data requirements. The workshop is part of the UNESCO’s Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan" Project, phase 2 which was launched in March 2015. Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata, who was the chief guest, commended the immense efforts of UNESCO, PCRWR, JICA for…Read More

UNESCO extending support to develop flood warning system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to set up a common understanding and direction for river modelling data requirements, a two-day international conference on Meaning and Characterizing River Morphology for Hindcasting and Forecasting River Responses to Major Floods has recently been held in Islamabad. The event was jointly organized by UNESCO, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), PCRWR, UNESCO’s category-II centre ICHARM, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and a number of Pakistani…Read More

Japan, Unesco to execute $4m flood warning project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Japan and UNESCO have agreed to implement a project worth $4.05 million to further improve flood warning and management capacity of the govt of Pakistan. More than 39 districts are now being covered with the flood forecasting and early warning system of IFAS, and more than 53 million residents in 32 districts located in the lower Indus River Basin are now served with the new flood hazard maps generated by the RRI model. At the signing ceremony, Nakane,…Read More

Japan, Unesco to improve Pak flood warning system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Government of Japan and UNESCO have agreed to implement a project worth $4.05 million to further improve flood warning and management capacity of the government of Pakistan. This project is the second phase of the earlier project implemented by UNESCO with the financial assistance of Japan. This project will contribute to enhancing the reliability and accuracy of IFAS as well as expanding the coverage of IFAS and RRI model to Eastern Rivers. In addition,…Read More

Telenor, PRCS join hands for early warning system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Telenor Pakistan has signed an agreement with its emergency response partner, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), to mitigate the impact of disasters through an SMS-based early warning system. This project is a "flagship endeavour" designed to ensure preparedness and mitigation of any disaster through emergency response, emergency recovery, rehabilitation and development. This initiative, funded by IFRC and Telenor Pakistan, will allow aid…Read More