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He acknowledged and appreciated GLOF II project contribution by carrying out plantations to stabilize slopes and aid in preventing landslides and floods.
CHITRAL -- The glacial lake outburst flood (Glof), which struck the Golen valley on the evening of July 7, has damaged the headworks of the 108MW Golen hydropower station, leading to its shutdown, thus exposing the technical fault and lack of proper planning by Wapda.
ISLAMABAD -- Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction project in Northern Areas of Pakistan (GLOF-II) will cover 15 districts benefitting around 29 million people in the region with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded US$ 37 million.
GLOFs have appeared as a serious threat in the mountainous region of HKH in last two decades due to increase in population growth, climate change, economic development and many other anthropogenic activities in these areas which were inhabited and were not advanced previously (Khanal et al., 2015; Nie et al., 2017).
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 funding for second phase of the GLOF project.
One of the main hurdles in preventing GLOF'S is the lack of technical knowledge available about these glacial lakes.
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.
Chitral experienced a heatwave in the last week of June and the first week of July, with temperatures rising to 42 degrees Centigrade - an event which caused GLOFs as the mountaineous region experienced heavy rains.
As a result of GLOFs, vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria and water-borne diseases, contracted by either drinking or coming into direct contact with contaminated water, are a major concern.
Temperature and precipitation are major factors controlling glacier change and glacial lake activities and are also direct causes of GLOFs. Annually averaged air temperature and precipitation data from 1971 to 2012 were acquired at the Dingri meteorological station (Figure 6).
Bindu Gol has actually been selected by the UNDP-Pakistan as one of the demonstration sites for an internationally funded project that aims to reduce risks and vulnerabilities from GLOFs and snowmelt flash floods in Northem Pakistan by developing the human and technical capacity of the vulnerable local communities to understand and respond to the GLOF risks.
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