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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

this susceptibility. Floods and flash Floods are major natural hazards in the HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and

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

support in enhancing its flood forecasting capacities through developing Bhutan’s national flood forecasting services from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). In collaboration with the

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.

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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.

an advanced community-based flood early warning system with telemetry (CBFEWS with telemetry) was successfully conducted at Khokhana in Kathmandu on 28 March 2017. A joint team comprising of officials from the International Centre for

water levels rise in flood-prone rivers, villagers are increasingly able to react quickly enough to save lives and livelihoods – whether they live in Assam, India, or the Koshi River basin of Nepal, or, in the latest upscaling of a successful

A field team was soon on its way, an example of the quick response to the needs of its regional member countries that ICIMOD is poised to provide. The scientific team, put together by the SERVIR-Himalaya Initiative and Cryosphere Monitoring

Quest to unravel the cause of the Seti flash flood, 5 May 2012

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.