Asian Early Warning Systems: A View
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 170, June 2018:
AIDMI’s publication of Southasiadisasters.net on ‘Asian Early Warning Systems’ Launched at AMCDRR 2018 Side Event on Trans-Border Flood Early Warning System for Last Mile Connectivity, July 4, 2018 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
This issue highlights the various aspects of early warning systems in India and South Asia such as leveraging social media for early warning, early warning in hilly regions, community participation in early warning, etc. This issue also highlights how there are gaps in effective implementation of people-centred, multi-hazard warning systems and what can be done to seamlessly integrate risk knowledge and impact information into such early warning mechanisms.
This issue's contents includes: (i) Regional Collaboration for better Flood Early Warning and Resilience in India; (ii) Reducing the Fear of Getting Isolated during Disaster: Innovative solution by Oxfam India to ensure active participation of women in EWS for flood; (iii) Twitters and Early Warning Systems: Limits and Potential for India; (iv) Early Warning for Floods in South Asia; (v) Early Warning System (EWS) and Community Resilience to Floods; (vi) Planning Early Flood Warning Across India, Nepal and Bangladesh Rivers: A View; (vii) Role of EWS on Floods: A View from Bihar; (viii) Community Perception Changes for Disaster Risk Reduction Management after Srinagar Floods–2014; and (ix) EWS for Floods: A View from Himalayas.
Some of the best thinkers, researchers, experts, and activists, including Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Amitabh Behar, CEO, Oxfam India, and Andrio Naskar, Manager, India Humanitarian Programme, Oxfam India, Kolkata, West Bengal; Puneet Agarwal, and Jun Zhuang, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering University, Buffalo, New York, USA; Mandira Singh Shrestha, Programme Coordinator: Hi–RISK, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal; Dr. Amita Singh, Professor of Law & Governance, Chairperson, Special Centre for Disaster Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi; Rajeev Jha, DRR Specialist, and Swati Chhibber, Partnership Development Manager, Practical Action, New Delhi; Sanjay Pandey, Executive Director, and Salony Vyas, Intern, Yuganter, Bihar; Bupinder Zutshi, Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Dr. Bhanu Mall, Secretary, Purvanchal Garmin Vikas Sangathan (PGVS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
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