Quillcay Disaster Management Plan

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Executive summary (24 June 2014)

The Mountain Institute’s High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP) team coordinated with the Ministry of Environment to establish a multi-stakeholder platform in which to discuss strategies and actions for reducing the risks posed by a potential glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) from Palcacocha that would affect the city of Huaraz. The platform identified as a priority action the installation of an early warning system for Huaraz. This platform was incorporated into the Waraq Municipal Commonwealth when the latter was officially recognized by the Peruvian government in December 2013. The role of the HiMAP team was to provide support to the platform. 

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