Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Power signs Memorandum of Understanding with Defence Research and Development Organization for Implementation of Early Warning System for Vulnerable Hydro Projects/Power Stations” published in the PIB on 28th December 2022.
What is the News?
The Ministry of Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the Implementation of Early Warning Systems for Vulnerable Hydro Projects/Power Stations.
About the MoU for Early Warning Systems
Under this, the Ministry of Power and DRDO will jointly work towards developing suitable mitigation measures against avalanches, landslides, glaciers, glacial lakes and other geo-hazards.
The expertise of DRDO will also be utilized in developing comprehensive Early Warning Systems for vulnerable hydro projects/ power stations in hilly regions.
About Early Warning Systems
An early warning system is an adaptive measure for climate change, using integrated communication systems to help communities prepare for hazardous climate-related events.
EWS is an integrated system of hazard monitoring, forecasting and prediction, disaster risk assessment, communication and preparedness for timely action to reduce disaster risks in advance of hazardous events.
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