Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has become a partner of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL). The International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), created at the Kyoto Symposium in January 2002, is an International non-governmental and non-profit scientific organization. The ICL established the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) as a programme of ICL by the 2006 Tokyo Action Plan.
Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (Amrita WNA) has been designing and implementing early warning systems,as well as monitoring systems for landslides and other major disasters. Two working deployments are already issuing warnings in the Western Ghats and Himalayas. Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Director of Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (Amrita WNA), presented an ICL proposal, "Enhancement of the Existing Real-time Landslide Monitoring and Early Warning Systems in Western Ghats & Himalayas, India." at the ICL- UNESCO Symposium from November 15-18, 2016, at UNESCO Bonvin Building, Paris, France.
In his concluding remarks, Dr. Giuseppe Arduino, Chief of Eco-hydrology, Water Quality and Water Education Section (EQE) of UNESCO complimented Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on being the first UNESCO chair on gender equality, while he welcomed the team into the International Consortium on Landslides.