Communities living in the vicinity of the Tsho Rolpa Glacial Lake in Nepal will receive an early warning system which may alert them about Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF). The system will send a message to the Global Packet Radio System, which can be forwarded to all locals. An automatic weather monitoring system and a web camera are part of the equipment.
“There is the need of strong early warning system that will involve communities and train locals about the information dissemination system. So the UNDP is working with the Department of Hydrology and Metrology and Practical Action to install the early warning system,” said Deepak K.C, project officer, Climate Risk Management, UNDP.