Tag: Flood

Meteorology workshop Better data, better flood forecasts

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article image LAHORE: More detailed data and better equipment are necessary to predict natural disasters, especially floods, participants of a workshop on hydro meteorological forecasting said on Wednesday. The 13-day international workshop titled "Hydro-Meteorological Data and Flood Forecasting" has been arranged by the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. The main objective of the…Read More

PMD, UNESCO promote coop on flood management

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: UNESCO in collaboration with Japan and Pakistan Meteorological department (PMD) has recently organized a two-day international workshop aimed at standardizing procedures for Transboundary Rivers in the context of flood forecasting, to strengthen the flood early warning system and management capacity of Pakistan here Tuesday. The two-day international workshop is part of UNESCO’s Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan’…Read More

Heatwave, flood biggest climate change threats

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan has become the third top-most affected country in the world hit by climate change in the past few years. This year’s biggest challenge will be the heatwave and flood and there is a desperate to cope with the situation in order to minimize maximum damage to especially to agriculture. This was stated by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Director General Dr Ghulam Rasul while addressing a seminar titled "World Metrological Day" organised by the…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,…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

Innovation: Pak village rises above flood woes

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article image STAFF REPORT SEHAR: Farmers in Layya district, fed up with repeated floods in their village, have rebuilt their homes on raised dirt platforms five to six feet high, shored up with eucalyptus trees planted around the edges. Flooding is an annual phenomenon in the district. Last summer, around 226,000 people were affected and crops on more than 41,000 hectares (101,000 acres) were destroyed. But the flood-resilient homes in Sehar, which were mostly rebuilt in late 2010, survived, just…Read More

Ufone join hands with PRCS to aid flood hit fractions

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan's top notch telecom company Ufone has held hands with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to seek after its convention of recalling the flood affectees in predicament times. Communicating his perspectives Amir Pasha Head of PR and CSR Ufone said, "Ufone alongside PRCS has taken this initiative to encourage these floods hit people by furnishing them with tremendously required apportions satisfying their quick needs, so that they may not feel abandoned on…Read More

PTCL at front row in flood relief activities

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), prime telecommunication and ICT Company of Pakistan is leading from front in social sector as it strives for relief efforts in flood hit area. PTCL has established medical camp to provide health care facilities and first aid to the victims of the flood. PTCL in collaboration with local authorities and Pakistan Army has mobilized its resources by setting up medical camps comprising of PTCL doctors and medical staff equipped…Read More

Flood monitoring system, a prodigy of PITB

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Staff Report LHR: A meeting was held recently to review the efficiency and capacity of flood monitoring system established by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). The system was developed to counter the problems that halted timely relief activities in past during floods. This system will keep alert and enable monitoring through real time monitoring dashboard thus prompting the government and flood relief organizations to take necessary measures timely so to minimize the losses that may…Read More