Rainfall and citizen science

There are few historical records of floods & landslides in the Rímac river watershed in terms of hydrometeorological variables with enough spatial and temporal accuracy. Is is a strong limitation to understand the relationship between precipitation and the activation of a ravine. It also limits how people in vulnerable situations can benefit from initiatives related to Early Warning Systems (SAT) at any of its levels: alarm, alert or forecast. On the other hand, people exposed to these risks have wide local knowledge about past events and great willingness to actively participate in disaster risk management.

Collections Disaster Response Latin America Mitigation and Rebuilding Mitigation and Rebuilding - General Documents Practical Answers
Issue Date 2020
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