After Pakistan experienced severe flooding in 2010, the Asian Development Bank's Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project helped fund the reconstruction of roads, flood embankments, canals, and drains. Affected areas have been restored and, building on reconstruction lessons, the ADB and the government have created The National Disaster Risk Management Fund.
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...
Speaking on the issue, Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-Pakistan called for a collective action to mitigate environmental hazards with thorough planning which includes strict policymaking to avoid any sort of development which may threaten the balance of nature...
This document reports on a expert team mission to the wetlands along the Indus River floodplains, which was intended to: (i) devise a workable and cost effective strategy for wise-use of the floods; (ii) make recommendations for alteration in the
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
World Wide Fund For Nature - Pakistan
This document is the 2012 edition of WMO's internationally recognized series gathering together the key climate events of the year. It considers the natural variability caused by the El Niño/La Niña cycle, volcanic eruptions and other phenomena causing
This report examines four topics: (i) disasters in 2012, with a focus on recurring disasters; (ii) the role of regional organizations in disaster risk management; (iii) wildfires; and (iv) the important role of women in disaster risk management. It