A seminar titled, ‘Tropical Cyclones and Flash Floods; Ten Years after Gonu and Phet: The Learned Lessons’, concluded at the Diplomatic Club on Tuesday.
The seminar was organised by Oman Water Society to minimize the unfavorable effects of these organic phenomena, improvement of early disaster threat management systems and the improvement of warning systems that will contribute to prediction and preparedness. It also identified what has been accomplished of the procedures and preparations by the concerned authorities and how to address them in the future.
The opening ceremony was held beneath the patronage of H E Sayyid Saud bin Hilal bin Hamad al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, in the presence of a quantity of ministers. The two-day seminar sought to unite efforts of specialists and officials, to share information and knowledge by means of the introduction and discussion of 25 scientific papers in the course of 5 sessions covering seven themes.
The seminar also place light on the sultanate’s encounter in confronting cyclones, flash floods and the lessons learnt. It also reviewed the achievements of the competent authorities in taking precautionary measures.
Information Source: Muscat Daily