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Flood risk management in South Asia

Source(s):  SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC)

This document reports on a workshop addressing the problems and impacts of floods and aiming to provide more understandable and action-oriented information to policymakers in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region (Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka), in order to develop a regional road map to implement components of the Action Plan on Flood Risk Mitigation which are relevant to the mandate of the SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC).

The report covers: (i) disaster research - exploring sociological approach to disaster in Bangladesh; (ii) women’s adjustment with flood in ganges dependent area of Bangladesh; (iii) flood hazard and risk assessment in mideastern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh; (iv) sustainable flood management in changing climate; (v) relating hydrological extremes with area – a case on extreme floods in south central Nepal; (vi) flood 2010, the event, issues and way forward; (vii) management of high floods; (viii) Pakistan flood 2010, an opportunity to build back better; (ix) provision of safe drinking water for flood affected areas; (x) development of flood hazard zonation map for Kalu Ganga basin by GIS Modeling: (xi) flood hazard mapping in lower reach of Kelani river; and (xii) managing flood flows for crop production, risk management with hydraulic and GIS modeling in Pakistan.

  • Flood risk management in South Asia
  • Publication date 2012
  • Number of pages 172 p.

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