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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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Enhancing Coastal Hazard Early Warning and Response: Tools and Institutional Strengthening

Written on January 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm, by


Program Enhancing Coastal Hazard Early Warning and Response: Tools and Institutional Strengthening
Donor ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness
Program Lead Dr. Patchanok Srivihok
Coastal Hydrodynamics Scientist, RIMES
patchanok@rimes.int
Implementation period July 2012-June 2014
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