Two-day National Workshop on Preparedness for Heat Wave concludes in Bengaluru
The two-day National Workshop on Preparedness, Mitigation and Management of Heat wave concluded successfully today in Bengaluru with all stakeholders resolving to work towards reducing the adverse effects of Heat Wave in 2020. The workshop was organised by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka.
This was the fourth annual workshop in a series that NDMA has been conducting since 2017 to build a momentum ahead of the start of the Heat Wave season. These workshops facilitate States to prepare and implement their Heat Action Plans. In fact, with the combined efforts of all stakeholders, the number of heat-related deaths in the country has significantly come down in the recent years.
Important deliberations on a range of topics were carried out in five technical sessions during the workshop. These are as follows:
Members and senior officials from NDMA, experts on heat wave, early warning and forecasting agencies, State governments, research institutions and members of the civil society participated in the workshop.