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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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Reclaiming Sand Depositions in Flood Affected Cultivable Land

How game can help flood prone communities

This June, two groups of NGO workers met in two distant parts of the world – Peru and Indonesia. Despite 18,000 km of ocean separating them, they shared a common goal: to help river valley communities that are vulnerable to floods. They were going to explore the ways to do that by playing a game.

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How game can help flood prone communities

Using technology to go beyond the ‘Resilience’ buzzword

“Sustainable…Participatory…Resilience”…I have to admit that I hate buzzwords – they get thrown about so much that they can often lose their real meaning and ability to do any good. That is why to me the work of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is so important. The Alliance works not only to increase the resilience of communities to floods but also to determine once and for all what makes a community resilient?

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Using technology to go beyond the ‘Resilience’ buzzword

Flood Dynamics in the Karnali Basin, West Nepal

The Karnali is a trans-boundary river that originates from the Himalayas and flows along the steep and hilly terrain of West Nepal. The Karnali drains into the Terai plains from a narrow gorge at Chisapani where the river splits into the Geruwa and Karnali rivers, creating an inland delta before converging as the Ghagra in India (Zurich 2015).

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Flood Dynamics in the Karnali Basin, West Nepal

Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches

Misnawati Dewi, 45, could only stare in shock from the second floor of her two-storey home in East Jakarta as floodwaters inundated the ground level. The situation was a grim reminder of the floods which struck Jakarta in 2007, when she almost lost her oldest son to the surging waters.

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Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches
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