In this blog post, Dr. Dilip Gautam (Senior DRR Consultant – PAC) considers sediment and flooding dynamics within the Karnali basin. In most of the current flood risk management practices, the role of sediment dynamics is not dealt with sufficiently. Sedimentation of river channel and floodplain has serious impacts on aggravating flood risks in alluvial […]
A critical review on water resource development and its sustainable management in the Karnali River basin
This blog post by explores the basin-scale water resource management of the Karnali River and critically examines how often the water resource development projects are undertaken in a coordinated way considering the ecological benefits of the river. He highlights the need of comprehensive river basin plans and thorough understanding of complex river dynamics for sustainable […]
This blog entry focuses on the challenges in the choice of model input parameters, terrain data and modelling software in flood modelling of rivers, especially those in Nepal. Her post tries to acknowledge the limitations of flood inundation maps generated through these models.
Flood-resilient toilets being tested in North-Western Bihar could make sanitation safe and secure for the many millions regularly affected by floods.
After a disaster, people talk about build back better. The flood disaster in the second week of August in Nepal told us to do better preparedness and ‘bring back better’.
A warehouse in Tikapur, constructed with the support from Nepal Flood Resilience Project in coordination with government and non-government stakeholders, worked well in the flood of 2017. The warehouse eased the relief collection, storage and distribution and made the process smooth, transparent, equitable and timely.
Being born and raised from a tropical country like the Philippines makes us used to flooding. By the time we’re 18, we think we already know everything about flood — its brown and murky color, its stench, and its devastating consequences.
Nepal has mainly two types of river systems. First type includes big rivers which originate in China and flow downwards forming big catchment in Nepal. Second type comprises small streams and rivulets which originate in lower hills, the Churia, and flow down to Terai, the southern plains.
We are mentioning technology as a tool for changing our lives so often that it has become a ‘cliché’. This mentioned “change” however, seems to be very relative depending on which part you live in the world. As an example, for someone living in a country not exposed to natural hazards, technology is in most […]