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Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology firms up cooperation with RIMES on seismic risk assessment
12 May 2016

Written on May 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm, by


Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) firmed up today its cooperation with RIMES on earthquake risk assessment with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Represented by Mr. Sarbjit Prasad Mahato, Director General, DMG agreed to cooperate with RIMES on enhancing DMG capacity on real-time earthquake and crustal deformation monitoring and seismic risk assessment.…

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Advanced computer modeling and early warning systems as tools for disaster mitigation: 2015 International Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Camp participants visit RIMES

Written on September 9, 2015 at 6:35 am, by


Participants of the 2015 Asian Summer School International Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Camp, jointly hosted by Chubu University, Japan, and Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, visited RIMES on 26 August 2015.   The 20 participants come from 9 different countries and diverse background (geoinformatics, economics, education, geography, international relations, etc.). They attended lectures and hands-on…

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Engineers from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water visited RIMES for an overview of available products and services, for setting up irrigation projects

Written on September 6, 2015 at 2:39 am, by


The first batch of engineers from the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan visited RIMES Program Unit on 26 August 2015.   The visit was part of a 2-week training course, organized by Asian Institute of Technology, on “Feasibility Studies for Irrigation Projects”. RIMES’ Chief Scientist for Climate Applications,…

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Weaver in Sirajganj, Bangladesh received innovative voice flood warning messages on his mobile phone and saved livelihood assets worth USD 965 during the last monsoon season

Written on August 19, 2015 at 10:22 am, by


In Bangladesh, the monsoon season puts up to a third of the country under water.  For weavers like Lal Chand Miah, with handlooms typically located on the ground, receiving early warning information is an absolute necessity in order to prevent financial losses from damages brought by rising floodwaters.   A pilot project, led by Deltares…

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RIMES 2nd Ministerial Conference adopted RIMES Master Plan 2016-2020 for science-informed risk and resource management

Written on July 23, 2015 at 9:35 am, by


Ministers and representatives of the Ministers of Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Comoros, India, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam adopted RIMES Master Plan 2016-2020 during the 2nd RIMES Ministerial Conference, held on 10 July 2015 in New Delhi.  The Master Plan…

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Workshop on INSPIRE-ESCAPE in Sri Lanka identified tsunami risk areas and safe zones for Hambantota, and verified optimum shelter options

Written on August 22, 2014 at 2:54 am, by


The workshop on INSPIRE and ESCAPE software application for tsunami hazard and risk assessment and evacuation planning, held on 4-9 August 2014 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, successfully concluded with a community meeting to affirm optimally feasible evacuation paths and shelters.   Nineteen participants from Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre, Coast Conservation Department, National Aquatic Resources…

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RIMES, at the International Conference on Climate Change, Water Resources and Disasters in Mountainous Regions in Nepal

Written on December 2, 2013 at 10:03 am, by


In order to address the issues of climate change in mountainous regions, an International Conference on Climate Change, Water Resources and Disasters in Mountainous Regions: Building Resilience to Changing Climate was convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, during 27-29 November 2013. RIMES’ Hydrology Team Leader, Dr. Dilip Kumar Gautam, presented a paper on “Comparison of rainfall-runoff models…

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The Government of Myanmar takes full responsibility for the Sittwe seismic station operation and maintenance

Written on December 2, 2013 at 9:42 am, by


The ownership of Sittwe seismic station, the first real-time broadband seismic station in Myanmar to share data globally, has been transferred from ESCAP to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Myanmar on 27 November 2013; the Government of Myanmar takes now full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Sittwe seismic station. The…

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Personnel from Myanmar’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, trained on WRF model installation, operation and maintenance

Written on October 21, 2013 at 4:44 am, by


Personnel from Myanmar’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) were trained by RIMES experts on Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) system installation, operation, and maintenance from 9-13 September 2013.  These 17 DMH technical staff learned and practiced on: WRF system set-up, basics of Linux Operating System, WRF libraries and library installation, and WRF modeling (pre-processing, model…

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RIMES provides expertise on Performance Based Seismic Design at AIT Seminar-Workshop

Written on September 4, 2013 at 8:30 am, by


A two-day seminar on “Performance Based Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings” has been organized by the Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS) in collaboration with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Consulting, from 27-28 August, at the AIT Hotel and Conference Center (Bangkok, Thailand). RIMES Scientist and Seismic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation, Dr. Teraphan…

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