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Meet of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management to begin today

Updated: Aug 22, 2016 10:45 IST

Udaipur, Aug 22 (ANI): A two-day meeting of the Ministers for Disaster Management from BRICS countries will begin in Rajasthan's Udaipur from Monday, the focus of which will be on two themes - ' Flood Risk Management' and 'Forecasting of Extreme Weather Events in the context of Changing Climate'.

Three technical sessions on areas of disaster risk management challenges, forecasting and early warning on flood and disaster risk in a changing climate will be held during the meet.

The objective of the meeting is to share experiences on flood-risk management, current systems in each country for forecasting extreme weather events and to identify opportunities for collaboration between institutions of respective BRICS countries in the area of flood risk management and extreme weather-related events.

This is the second meeting and in the follow up of the first meeting of the BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management convened by the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg in April this year. (ANI)