Rampaging rivers

Dawn | Nov 10, 2019 at 6:48 AM
  • SINCE 2007, an early warning system (EWS) is operational at Nullah Lai, a seasonal stream in Rawalpindi with a catchment area stretching into the recesses of the Islamabad Capital Territory.
  • Experts argue that the country needs to instal at least 13 weather radars to deal effectively with river floods and other extreme events.
  • The improved capacity will indeed help in dealing with floods, but Pakistan will still need to focus on improving climate and disaster governance to deal effectively with the growing list of climate induced risks — including landslides, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF), droughts, heatwaves, etc.