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Establishment of Regional Flood Information System in the Hindu Kush- Himalaya
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Description: This project aims to minimize loss of lives and livelihoods by providing timely warning information and hence reducing flood vulnerability in the Hindu-Kush region, in particular in the Ganges (Brahmaputra – Meghna and Indus river basins) through sharing meteorological and flood data and information amongst six regional partner countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Location: Hindu-Kush Region
Organization: Government of Finland/ICIMOD
Period: 2009 – 2012
Partners 1. Bangladesh: Bangladesh Water Development Board and the Bangladesh Meteorological Department 2. Bhutan: Department of Energy and the Department of Geology and Mines 3. China: Meteorological Administration and the Bureau of Hydrology 4. India Central Water Commission and the India Meteorological Department 5. Nepal: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology and the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention 6. Pakistan: Pakistan Meteorological Department and the Federal Flood Commission
Budget: US$2.7 million
Status: Ongoing
Contact Person: Name:Dr. Chudamani Joshi, Programme Coordinator, Embassy of Finland (Chudamani.Joshi@formin.fi) and Mr Hari Krishna, Action Area Team Leader-Disaster Risk Reduction, ICIMOD (Email: hkrishna@icimod.org)
For more detail: http://www.icimod.org/?page=1033
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