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Workshop on weather, flood held

Published : 02 Oct 2021 09:55 PM | Updated : 03 Oct 2021 04:27 PM

The Learning-Sharing Workshop of the project “Improved Weather and Flood Information System for Community Based Risk and Resource Management” was held on 30th September 2021 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka with the participation of national and international delegates from different organizations. 

The project was implemented by Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) as an initiative under SHOUHARDO-III program of CARE Bangladesh with financial support from USAID and complimentary support from the Government of Bangladesh.

The project initiated community oriented weather and flood forecast information services for enhanced resilience by providing forecast based advisories for Agriculture, Livestock and Disaster Management sectors. It made an effort to shift the paradigm of what weather will be” to “what the weather will do”. 

The project collaborated with the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) on improving flood forecast lead time.  Through this project, a 15-day probabilistic extended range flood forecasting system for Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin has been developed and incorporated with Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) since 2020.

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