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The monsoon rain that fell incessantly from 11 to 14 August inundated Biratnagar, the industrial capital of Nepal. The city’s airport, the second largest in Nepal, remained submerged for over a week.
ICIMOD provided the flood outlook for various locations in Nepal to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM).
this susceptibility. Floods and flash Floods are major natural hazards in the HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and
As the recent monsoon rainfall-induced floods overran large swathes of the Nepal Terai and parts of Bangladesh and India, including Bihar, disturbing images of the havoc they wrought were flashed across news channels and information platforms.
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.
Monsoon season in South Asia has become a mixed blessing of late as heavy rains are needed for crop production, but also trigger floods and landslides that often negate the gains made through agriculture.
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
Timely and accurate mapping of floods is important for efficient and effective management of rescue and relief activities. It can help reduce loss and damage due to floods.
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
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
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.
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
Women learn to invest in flood preparedness
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 action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.
Upstream and downstream are connected. So are natural resources and human livelihoods. Improving the management of water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas means recognizing those connections and building them into policy making and development
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.
Flash flood in Nepal causes loss of life and property
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...