PPRD South 3 partners with HIP FEWS

PPRD SOUTH 3 partners with its EU funded brother project HIP FEWS on floods alerts communication schemes.

The two EU funded projects attach great importance to coordination between them both to reach a greater impact and to avoid duplication. This is why PPRD South 3 attends HIP FEWS workshop on Floods alerts, the 1st of June 21.

While PPRD South 3 works with 8 countries of the southern part of the Mediterranean Sea, HIP FEWS focuses on Israel, Jordan and Palestine. Started on 02/2020, the project will equip Jordan and Palestine with rain and water-level monitoring equipment and strengthen data transmission at national and regional levels. It also aims at fostering collaboration between hydro-met services and disaster management authorities in the region, to deliver high-quality flood alerts and enhance effective disaster response.

In this context and in anticipation of equipment’s arrival, the HIP FEWS project will organize on 01/06 a first workshop with Jordanian and Palestinian partners on Flood Alert Communication Schemes. The objective is to capture how alert is currently shared between meteorological services and disaster management authorities in each country, to share good practices but also challenges encountered at both national and regional levels.   

Participants will come from Jordan and Palestine meteorological and Civil Protection services, but as well from PPRD team who will provide guidance on what has been developed under the PPRD umbrella that could serve the HIP FEWS beneficiaries and support the project efforts.

The HIP FEWS project, funded by the DG ECHO up to 1,2 M€ for 23 months, falls within the framework of the Jordan Israeli Palestinian (JIP) Professional Dialogue Process, the objectives of which is to enhance capacities and cooperation about preparedness and emergency response.

In coordination with PPRD South 3, HIP FEWS works with national institutions on flood early warning system and supports its partners with equipment and capacity-building activities, also strengthening data-sharing at the regional and global levels. They work more at the implementation level with technical agencies (i.e. hydro and meteorological services) and with a focus on flash floods while PPRD works at macro level, on national frameworks related to disaster prevention and response.

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