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Early Warning System (EWS) Standard Operating Procedures | Cambodia

This new set of standard operating procedures (SOP) was developed by expanding scope of the existing SOP, which focused primarily on flood-based early warning systems. Given the importance of strengthening collaboration between key EWS stakeholders as stipulated in Cambodia’s disaster management law (under the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; and the National Committee for Disaster Management), the project developed the SOP to cater for the need to go beyond flooding and move into multi-hazard early warning systems.

The new SOP was developed after rigorous consultations involving NCDM, MOWRAM, MAFF and Mekong River Commissions between May 2019 to December 2019. It is a manifestation of the document developed by World Bank and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in 2014 on Road Map for Establishing End-to-End Early Warning Strategy from Regional, National, Provincial and Commune Levels Covering Both Human Capacity and Technical Consideration.