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Workshop on Improving Flood Risk Management in Bihar was organised by the Water Resources Department (WRD) of Bihar 18-19 February in Patna with support from the World Bank. International experts on Flood forecasting, senior


a framework for a regional flood information system to support disaster prevention and flood management in the HKH region, ICIMOD is working on the HKH- HYCOS project, being implemented in cooperation with WMO and funded

India, Nepal and Pakistan on flood outlook and flood modeling in Kathmandu

community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the

Regional Flood Information System in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region to forecast and minimise the adverse impacts of Floods

When our HIAWARE research team visited the small Bihari village in early February, we found Chharki’s streets lined with bamboo cottages topped with thatched roofs. Outside, women and children loitered. Very few men were visible. The children,

ICIMOD provided the flood outlook for various locations in Nepal to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM).

By the mid-monsoon, flash floods of Bhote Koshi had already swept away more than 65 houses and placed 200 more at risk. With rains becoming heavier, further damage was expected.

Upgrading satellite-based flood forecasting with near real-time Jason-2 satellite altimeter data

week-long training on flood outlook was organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Thimphu, Bhutan, from 19-23 December 2016. The training featured a detailed, hands-on approach to hydrological and

Flood maps illustrating village-level inundation have the potential to support BSDMA in several community-level risk reduction activities. Such information is crucial to the government’s smooth response to Flood management as waters continue to

A step towards timely flood forecasting -- Satellite rainfall estimation comes to South Asia

precipitation results in floods of various magnitudes inundating large areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. flooding results in loss of lives and livelihoods displacing millions

Floods are a major disaster in the Hindu Kush Himalaya during monsoon season. Timely and accurate mapping of Floods is important for efficient and effective management of relief activities. It can help reduce loss and damage due to Floods.

visited community based flood early warning system (CBFEWS) sites along the Ratu River in early August 2016 to check on instruments and document community experience with

A hazard is an agent that harms or damages life, health, property, or the environment. It can be either natural or attributable to an anthropogenic activity that results in imbalances in ecological cycles and ecosystems as a whole.

The Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) in Bangladesh has developed a cost-effective information system that provides 8-day flood forecasting. The system provides near real-time information through web GIS...

2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?

and intensity of flash floods is rapidly increasing in the Himalayan region. Flash floods carrying huge amounts of water, loaded with debris and sediment, are much more hazardous and tend to affect more people than normal monsoon floods.