Minimizing flood risk through a community-based warning system on the Singara and Jiadhal rivers in Assam, India

RELEASE DATE

23 August 2013

A team of experts from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Aaranyak have installed flood early warning systems (FEWS) enabled by wireless technology along the Jiadhal and Singara rivers in Assam, India. The installation carried out under the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) intends to minimize the flood risks and enhance the adaptive capacity of the communities.