31 Jul 2015, Friday Times, Inc.
Noreen Haider attempts to dispel misconceptions and explain why riverine floods have become a disaster. 'Development on and along the rivers has to be done with extreme caution', she writes, recalling the 2010 Pakistan Indus River flood. 'In order to mitigate the risk, the government must make sure that prior to the floods, the dams and barrages are fully functional and repaired, the staff of the barrages and dams must be fully alert, equipped and vigilant...
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