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Always Alert:Reducing Disaster Risk Guide for Communicators and Radio Broadcasters

This guide will be useful for programme manager using the toolkit and those who are developing their own training program in the both radio and other communications sectors. This guide may also be used for self-study, reading through the contents to get ideas and insight about reporting and...

Bringing Collaborative Governance in Community Early Warning System for Flood Risk Reduction

this case study describes The program for Reduction of Vulnerability to Floods in Thailand, which implemented a knowledge and information system that brought flood awareness to local administration and communities. Technical information on flood risk was identified and facilitated through a...

Building Disaster Resilient Communities

Since disasters are recognized to be one major stumbling block in attaining development goals, disaster reduction should be a major concern for all. There is a need to promote those disaster reduction activities that can be replicated, as stated in the book. This book can be used by development...

Community Based Early Warning Systems in South and South East Asia - Best Practice & Learning 2012

An EWS conference was held in Kathmandu earlier in 2012. As a bi-product of this a “Best Practice” case study publication was compiled. Brief workshop notes can be also found in the document library.

Community early warning systems: guiding principles

The Community early warning systems: guiding principles is one of a set of guides prepared by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), along with the guides for vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) and public awareness and public education. It also joins...

Delivering Early Warning Systems for the poorest

From Vulnerability to Resilience, or V2R, is a framework for analysis and action to reduce vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of individuals, households, and communities. It provides a simple roadmap that sets out the key factors which contribute to people’s vulnerability: exposure to...

Developing Early Warning Systems: A Checklist

This document is an outcome of The Third International Conference on Early Warning(EWC III) held in Bonn, Germany from 27-29 March 2006 developed in order to inform and draw upon discussions and practical examples raised during the conference, and to support the implementation of early warning...

Early Warning Practices can Save Lives: Selected Examples Good Practices and Lessons Learned

This publication is a compilation of good practices and lessons learned on early warning systems at different scales. Covered are natural hazards such as wildland fire, drought, floods, tsumani and extreme weather events.

Early Warning Saving Lives

This document describes Practical Action's work on community based EWS (early warning systems) in Nepal.

Early Warning System through SMS

This documentary describes how a collaborative work with a media influence national policy and practice to saving lives, properties and livelihoods of flood prone communities in Nepal. Practical Action worked together with "The Talk of the Town" to bring problems, potentials to solve and...

EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS FRAMEWORK

This National Early Warning System Framework document presents the many aspects, elements, challenges and key strategies of Early Warning for Guyana. It outlines the context and rationale for Early Warning, as well as presenting various approaches to Early Warning Systems, national capacities and...

Early warning systems saves millions of lives

This WMO fact sheet explains Early warning system as an important part of disaster risk reduction and the principles of Multi- Hazard Early warning system along with the examples.

El Sistema de Alerta Temprana de comunidades vulnerables para inundaciones en Piura

El presente documento describe de, manera resumida, el SAT, que participativamente ha implementado en comunidades vulnerables el organismo de cooperación técnica llamada Soluciones Prácticas. Este organismo trabaja articuladamente con los planes de contingencia de los Gobiernos locales en alianza...

Enhancing Community Based Early Warning Systems in Nepal with Flood Forecasting Using Local and...

Operationalizing effective Flood Early Warning Systems (EWS) in developing countries like Nepal poses numerous challenges, with complex topography and geology, sparse network of river and rainfall gauging stations and diverse socio-economic conditions. Despite these challenges, simple real-time...

Establishing Community Based Early Warning System- FACILITATOR'S GUIDE

This facilitator s guide highlights the achievements and progress made by Mercy Corps and Practical Action, their local partners and the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology to establish functional community based early warning systems in Nepal.This guide will be useful for the Department of...

Establishing Community Based Early Warning System- PRACTITIONER'S HANDBOOK

This handbook is helpful for the practitioners, facilitators to recognise and implement the community based approaches for the establishment of early warning system. This handbook is significant in providing the first comprehensive attempt in Nepal to provide a guide for the establishment of...

FLASH FLOOD EARLY WARNING SYSTEM REFRENCE GUIDE

This guide was prepared as a collaborative effort between the COMET® Program of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and staff of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a U.S. Contribution to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Voluntary...

Flood Alert Monitoring

Being prepared for floods requires measurement and notification of water level, velocity, and precipitation. This guide will help you choose the right equipment and install a flood alert system that can help you coordinate emergency response and activate alarms for the public.

Flood early warning and disaster mitigation in Korea

Presentado en World Water Forum, 4, Mexico, D.F, 16-22 mar. 2006. Presenta los daños causados por inundaciones en areas urbanas, los sistemas de alerta temprana y de preveción de desastres, así como la mitigación de desastres causados por inundaciones.

Flood Early Warning System in Practice: Experiences of Nepal

Flood Early Warning System (EWS) is one of the key programmes implemented by Practical Action in Nepal since 2002. We have realised, there is a need of EWS in South Asia regional scale as the disasters are not limited within the political boundary. To make this happen, there is a need for...

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