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The project has a significant component for slope stabilization to prevent the impacts of GLOFs. The aim is to achieve results by active community participation especially youth of the region.
The report, which was recently presented to K-P Chief Minister Mahmood Khan noted that GLOF poses serious threats and challenges to the mountainous communities in remote areas.
Talking to reporter, an official of the ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) said that Scaling-up of GLOF risk reduction in Northern Pakistan (GLOF-II) project was a continuation of the four years -Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities from GLOF in Northern Pakistan"(GLOF-I)" project funded by Adaptation Fund.
This was the first GLOF since 2015 when a similar incident killed at least three people and caused extensive damage to property and infrastructure and affected more than a quarter of a million in Chitral.
An integrated approach was adapted to assess the potential risk of Shishper GLOF by integrating Geo-morphometric assessment, land cover change and temporal analysis, in addition to physical vulnerability assessment and community perceptions on Shishper glacier.
Higher hydrostatic pressure resulting from increasing water level in the lake will result in failure of the moraine dam surrounding the lake giving way to GLOF.
Environmentalist and media spokesperson at the Climate Change Ministry said that after successful completion of the first phase of the five-year Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) project in 2015, the United Nation's Green Climate Fund approved in October 2016 an amount of $36 million (Dh132 million) funding for second phase of the GLOF project.
Global level of functioning (GLOF) was also assessed at baseline and six months into the program.
According to NDMA Pakistan is vulnerable because of its geographic location which is prone to all sorts of natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, GLOF, droughts and displacements etc.Besides, manmade disasters of various kinds were also to be counted, it said.
This phenomenon, generally known as a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), is one of the most serious disasters to occur in the Himalayan regions of China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Bhutan [6-10].
A glacial lake outburst flood, or GLOF, occurs when a dam, either natural or manmade, containing a glacial lake fails as a result of erosion, a massive snow avalanche or other causes.
Now it is so big that there was a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in August 2010, which ended up blocking the Chitral River below the valley for twelve hours since so much debris had come down with the flood.
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