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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.

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

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

Sixth Regional Steering Committee Meeting on ‘Establishment of Regional Flood Information System in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (HKH-HYCOS)’

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.

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

Finland supports ICIMOD to establish a regional flood information system in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region

3–6 May: Second Regional Steering Committee Meeting on Regional Flood Information System in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (HKH-HYCOS)

5th Regional Steering Commitee Meeting - Regional Flood Information System in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region (HKH-HYCOS)

South Asia needs to enrich Regional Flood Information System urgently – Analysis

developing 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

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

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...

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

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.

reduction activities. Such information is crucial to the government’s smooth response to flood management as waters continue to rise

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.

Mountain Environment Regional Information System

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,