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Low Cost Early Warning System for Landslides

Partners : - Self

Duration : - Feb, 2020 - Ongoing

Focus Area: - All over Nepal

IHRR is starting its in-house research on developing a community-based landslide early warning system. A landslide early warning system (LEWS) is a system in which the community gets a warning before the occurrence of a landslide and gets the chance to save a large number of casualties and losses. We'd also like to congratulate to our advisor Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari for successfully developing a community-based landslide early warning system. A successful Community-Based Landslide Early Warning System has saved 495 people from 117 households in the Nepal Himalaya, according to a new study in JMS by Thapa and Adhikari (2019).

We believe participatory LEWS will be a very effective and important soft-measure solution considering the budget constraints. The development of LEWS will definitely be an eye-opener to act for the intervention in the days to come !!!!

This Scientific paper can be viewed from following link

Thapa, P.S., Adhikari, B.R. Development of community-based landslide early warning system in the earthquake-affected areas of Nepal Himalaya. J. Mt. Sci. 16, 2701–2713 (2019). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11629-019-5586-5