dws-deltares-rimes-myanmar-centre-770pxResearch institute Deltares and Thailand-based intergovernmental institution Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (Rimes) signed an agreement on the improvement of early warning systems for water-related hazards.

The alliance involves the joint implementation of research projects, and the development and sharing of knowledge with the RIMES countries by means of conferences, courses and scientist exchanges.

dws-deltares-rimes-myanmar-350pxA community leader in Pyinsalu Sub-Township, Myanmar presents historical hazards and their impacts.

End-to-end early warning
Rimes is an intergovernmental institution that provides regional early warning services and builds capacity for 12 Member States in the end-to-end early warning of tsunami and hydro-meteorological hazards.

Member states are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Comoros, India, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.

Collaborating countries are Afghanistan, Armenia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Somalia, Tanzania, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Tsunami in 2004
Rimes is a UN institute that brings together a range of Asian and African countries. The institute was formed in response to the 2004 tsunami.

Rimes focuses in particular on building capacity and providing actionable warning information towards forearmed, forewarned and resilient communities.

This news item was originally published on the website of Deltares.

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