Early warning systems in Nepal
Strengthening the capacity of communities to manage early warning systems to reduce the impacts of floods
Nepal ranks as one of the most naturally risk prone areas in the world. Affected by flood, earthquake and landslide particularly, the consequences of inaction in regards to investment in disaster mitigation is obvious throughout the country.
Practical Action has been working in disaster mitigation in Nepal since 2001 and since March 2006 has resumed its partnership with the European Community's DIPECHO programme, through its Third Action Plan for South Asia.
Through DIPECHO's support, Practical Action is working in a number of areas:-
- Trialling and developing early warning systems which can be managed by local communities and have long term sustainability as a key consideration in their design and operation.
- Working with District Authorities and other stakeholders to promote policy and practice which prioritises community approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and targets local level institutions in the allocation of resources.
- Operating and demonstrating community based approaches to disaster mitigation which promote community managed and constructed mitigation infrastructure, training to increase resilience and understanding of risk, and more general awareness raising on the issues of natural disaster and risk.
These web pages aim to take you on a pictorial walk through some of the key aspects and components of the project with links to more detailed documents where it's been thought more technical information might be of use or interest.
Early Warning Saving Lives
Read more about Practical Action Nepal's work in Disaster risk reduction and climate change