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India to join hands with US varsity for disaster management

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The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) wishes to collaborate with Earth Institute of Columbia University for the development of a disaster management framework reports the Times of India. One of the goals is to set up a knowledge centre, for increasing lead-time for flood warning. It also aims to realise a comprehensive study of erosion of the Brahmaputra and a seismic risk management, as well as integrating disaster risk with livelihoods for sustainable development and hazard risk vulnerability assessment.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Early Warning, Environment, Risk Identification & Assessment, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Hazards:Earthquake, Flood
  • Countries/Regions:India, United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/23635

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