Mapping flood resilience in rural Nepal

Disasters caused by extreme weather events are on the rise. Floods in particular are increasing in frequency and severity, with reoccurring events trapping people in a vicious cycle of poverty. Information is key for communities to prepare for and respond to floods – to inform risk reduction strategiesimprove land use planning, and prepare for when disaster strikes.

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Reclaiming Sand Depositions in Flood Affected Cultivable Land

Flood deposited sand is a major problem on the river basins in Nepal (Adhikari, 2003). Farming in sandy soil particularly in flood prone areas needs longer and greater efforts where land reclamation is issue in sand deposition. Sandy soils have a wide range of limiting factors for agricultural use (Zhao et. Al.,): these include nutrient deficiencies, acidity, low water storage and poor physical attributes.

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