Initiative: Jal Praharis
Organisation: Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)
SEEDS provide flood alerts to rural populations via their citizen first responder network. They also collect field reports regarding the state of flooding and make them publicly available. Under Jal Praharis, SEEDS is building the capacity of the youth residing in flood affected communities, so that they can disseminate alerts well in advance and lead the community towards safety. The project is currently building their networks of community-based volunteers in Patna and will soon run test alerts to verify that the citizen responder network is functioning as expected on field. In 25 years of service to the people, their initiatives have continued to work around integrated risk management, working to build harmony between people and their environment.