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Dealing with the deluge: urban water management in a changing climate

Sustainable drainage systems, or SuDS, use natural environmental processes to help slow, store and clean water. These processes are better for the environment and often cost less than traditional systems too. SuDS provide benefits for communities and nature, increasing our resilience to climate...

Deforestation and Increased Flooding of the Upper Amazon

El uso de la tierra y/o los fenómenos naturales están produciendo cambios en el balance de los recursos hidricos en la Amazonía.

Disaster risk profile and existing legal framework of Nepal: floods and landslides

Flooding and landslides usually take place in the rainy season, which has a greater effect on the loss of property, structures, and lives of people. They cause considerable loss of lives, crops, lands, and infrastructure every year. The major causes of floods and landslides in Nepal are adverse...

Early Warning Saving Lives

This document describes Practical Action's work on community based EWS (early warning systems) in Nepal.

Early Warning System through SMS

This documentary describes how a collaborative work with a media influence national policy and practice to saving lives, properties and livelihoods of flood prone communities in Nepal. Practical Action worked together with "The Talk of the Town" to bring problems, potentials to solve and...

Flood early warning and disaster mitigation in Korea

Presentado en World Water Forum, 4, Mexico, D.F, 16-22 mar. 2006. Presenta los daños causados por inundaciones en areas urbanas, los sistemas de alerta temprana y de preveción de desastres, así como la mitigación de desastres causados por inundaciones.

Flood Early Warning System in Practice: Experiences of Nepal

Flood Early Warning System (EWS) is one of the key programmes implemented by Practical Action in Nepal since 2002. We have realised, there is a need of EWS in South Asia regional scale as the disasters are not limited within the political boundary. To make this happen, there is a need for...

How to prepare an emergency kit bag

This technical brief draws on these external sources, and is intended as a summary of the key stages in emergency water supply, and gives an overview of some of the appropriate solutions to improve the process that are compatible with a PCR approach.

Improving accuracy, timeliness and access to flood early warning

Early warning is a key factor in building flood resilience. Systems that provide early warning messages not only allow communities to prepare and respond to flood events, they can also capture valuable information on the flooding process itself. Learning from flood events is vital to empower...

Improving flood early warning lead time in Nepal

The lower Karnali basin in western Nepal is vulnerable to sudden onset floods. Practical Action has been working with communities in the Karnali floodplains for the past decade, working in partnership with the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), to develop a simple, low-tech,...

Improving Performance of Conceptual Flood Forecasting Model Using Complementary Error Model

This presentation highlights the concept of error modeling with an example of improving TUW forecasting model using error modeling in Karnali Basin.

Improving understanding of flooding and resilience in the Terai, Nepal

Rivers sourced from the Himalaya irrigate the Indo-Gangetic Plain via major river networks that support approximately 10% of the global population and their livelihoods. However, many of these rivers are also the source of devastating floods. This brief captures the collaboration between an...

Infiltration wells for flood mitigation in Sewu Village

The residents of Sewu Village (Surakarta District, Indonesia) have built infiltration wells to reduce the risk of flooding. Infiltration wells enable water to seep into the ground and can be used, for instance, to tackle flooding in watersheds (Kusnaedi, 2007)

Installation, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manual of Water Storage Tanks and Latrine During...

This manual presents step-wise installation procedures and O&M requirements of four water storage tanks (T11 tank, Onion Tank, Bladder Tank, Trucking Bladder Tank) and simple pit latrine used during emergencies

National Disaster Response Framework (NDRF)

Relief work following a major disaster in Nepal has been guided by the Natural Calamiry Relief Act 1982. The National Strategy on Disaster Risk Management provides a strategic direction in covering all phases of the disaster management cycle. The National Disasier Response Framework has been...

Nepal Flood 2017

Heavy rainfall started from the midnight of 12 August 2017. The vast area of the southern Terai floodplains was inundated, resulting in severe flooding with huge impacts on lives, livelihood, food security and infrastructure across 26 of Nepal’s 75 districts. Community based Flood Early Warning...

Nepal Flood Resilience Program - key highlights

This presentation highlights the key achievements of Nepal Flood Resilience program conducted by Practical Action in Nepal. This program is funded by Zurich foundation of Zurich Insurance Company.

Overflowing cities: The State of the World's Toilets 2016

Many new urbanites, and particularly the poorest are not moving into gleaming apartment blocks or regenerated post-industrial areas. They are arriving – or being born into – overcrowded, rapidly expanding slums. Economic growth is usually driven by urbanisation, and all industrialised...

Preparing for floods in Nepal

Floods are a seasonal hazard in Nepal. Practical Action, an international NGO, is working with vulnerable communities in Chitwan district to build early warning systems, protective shelters and strengthened river embankments.

Reaching the Most Vulnerable

A community-based flood early warning system along the Ratu watershed of southeast Nepal is helping ensure women get flood information when they need it, and transforming the way they think about floods and their own disaster preparedness.

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