Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan

About Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan

This project aims at developing a flood early warning system and building capacity in Pakistan to manage floods. The flood early warning system is primarily composed of Indus-IFAS, an interface mounted with two hydrological models IFAS (Integrated Flood Analysis System ) and RRI (Rainfall Runoff Innundation) models developed by International Centre for Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)  and the use of satellite based rainfall estimates "Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP)" including a correction interface developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The project was initiated with the funds by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recalling a devastating flood in Pakistan in 2010 and has been led by UNESCO Jakarta Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in close partnership with  ICHARM, and JAXA as well as local stakeholders in Pakistan.