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The Hindu Kush region of the Himalayas is one of the most complex and dynamic mountain systems in the world. This region is especially affected by climate change, meaning that floods have become more frequent and severe than ever before.

To help vulnerable communities in this region become more resilient to the effects of climate change, a group of local and international research organizations established the Community-Based Flood Early-Warning System project.

The information and communications technology (ICT) system the group deploys makes use of a sensor to detect rising water levels during floods. The device is connected to a transmitter - so that when flooding happens, the system sends text messages to at-risk communities downstream.

To learn more, we spoke to Neera Pradhan – Water and Adaptation Specialist with the Community-Based Flood Early-Warning System.

Listen to the interview below, and subscribe to the Momentum for Change podcast. To stay connected with Momentum for Change, subscribe to the e-newsletter.

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