Flood risk reduction in India: Are we learning?

The year 2010 witnessed a series of unprecedented floods not just in India but globally. From floods in Himachal Pradesh (July 2010) and Leh (August 2010), floods occurred in several parts of Karnatka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and south Orissa during November-December 2010. Globally, severe floods in east China (May 2010), Rio Lorogo, Brazil (June […]

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Mapping Initiatives for Disaster Management

In India till recently, initiatives to map different aspects of disasters have been institution specific or related to demonstration of technology for disaster management and mitigation. With the establishment of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in 2005, several expert committees were appointed to look into specific disasters and issue guidelines. One such working committee […]

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