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2007 floods in South Asia: from impact to knowledge
This special issue of southasiadisasters.net is the third of a series of three on flooding in South Asia. In this issue the Bihar floods and AIDMI's response is explained and lessons from ICIMOD are presented in dealing with flash floods in mountainous areas. It discusses the World Urban Forum to be held in China in 2008, which will address urban floods issues with an emphasis on the poor, and analyses how lessons from the 2001 Gujarat earthquake recovery can be used in responding to the recent floods in Bihar. This issue closes the special series on flooding in South Asia. The main message of this series is that there should be more communication between social and technical actors in flood and disaster management. More action and less discussion is needed in a world of disasters.