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December 15, 2021 This book by ICIMOD and SANDEE draws on stories from seven countries in South Asia to highlight how communities are building resilience to climate change.
Joining hands to cope with climate change (Image Source: Usha Dewani Das)
November 27, 2021 Floods are becoming the most frequently occurring extreme events leading to high deaths in India.
The floods in Kerala in 2018 (Image: Ranjith Siji, Wikimedia Commons: CC BY-SA 4.0)
November 21, 2021 Upstream hydrological modifications altered the basin hydrology, says study
Kathiya Gaon, Tehri, Uttaranchal (Image: India Water Portal)
November 4, 2021 India must collaborate with other countries to create a Global Resilience Reserve Fund to act as insurance against climate shocks: CEEW study.
Bihar floods of 2008 (Image: M Asokan, Public Resource.org)
October 26, 2021 Flash flood fury in Uttarakhand, a classic example of extended stay of monsoon
Floods in Uttarkashi, India. June 2013 (Image: Oxfam International)
August 9, 2021 A 1.5 degree celsius warming is likely even before 2040. IPCC report calls for immediate cuts on global greenhouse gas emissions.
India will face irreversible impacts of climate crisis, says IPCC report (Image: Pixabay)
Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank: ISFR 2021
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 6 days ago

Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank, reports India State of the Forest Report (ISFR) 2021

Mangroves in Sunderbans (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
From 58 percent in 2004, groundwater extraction rises to 63 percent in 2017: CAG
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

Groundwater extraction increased from 58 percent in 2004 to 63 percent in 2017: CAG

Country's groundwater scenario is in a grim state (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Climate change and community resilience: Insights from South Asia
This book by ICIMOD and SANDEE draws on stories from seven countries in South Asia to highlight how communities are building resilience to climate change.
Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago

The risks posed by climate change are no longer distant. Many countries have already started experiencing extreme climate events due to global warming.

Joining hands to cope with climate change (Image Source: Usha Dewani Das)
India in the grip of floods - yet again!
Floods are becoming the most frequently occurring extreme events leading to high deaths in India. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu are in the news since the last few days because of the heavy rains that have left the region battered by flooding and water-logging at several places leading to reports of death, destruction and displacement of large

The floods in Kerala in 2018 (Image: Ranjith Siji, Wikimedia Commons: CC BY-SA 4.0)
Will flash droughts affect India?
Flash droughts in India pose challenges for water management during the summer monsoon Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Flash drought is a critical sub-seasonal phenomenon characterized by a period of rapid drought intensification. It exhibits multifaceted challenges to agriculture, water resources, ecosystems, and the human environment.

Flash drought is sometimes also defined as a rapidly developing drought event. (Image: Pushkar RV)
Managing disasters in the hills
Need to enable communities to be the first responders in case of a disaster Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Just like another day, the mountainous village of Honzar in Dachhan Tehsil in Kishtwar district in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was approaching dawn when the entire village was hit by a deadly cloudburst around four in the morning on July 28

It is at the community level that the effects of disasters are felt the most (Image: Baber Nafice)
First digital flood inventory (IFI) in geospatial format created for India
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

India’s first digital flood inventory (IFI) in modern geospatial format created

First digital flood inventory (IFI) in geospatial format created (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos). Image for representation only
Increase in extreme flooding events in the Upper Ganga Basin post 1995
Upstream hydrological modifications altered the basin hydrology, says study Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months ago

Climate change and anthropogenic activities pose serious threats to river basin hydrology worldwide. The Ganga River is the lifeline for close to half a billion people in the northern Indian region.

Kathiya Gaon, Tehri, Uttaranchal (Image: India Water Portal)
Improving access to climate finance critical
India must collaborate with other countries to create a Global Resilience Reserve Fund to act as insurance against climate shocks: CEEW study. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

More than 80% cent Indians live in climate-vulnerable districts, according to a recently released report ‘

Bihar floods of 2008 (Image: M Asokan, Public Resource.org)
Four major rivers in Uttarakhand change course after heavy rains
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

After heavy rains, four major rivers change course in Uttarakhand

A river in Uttarakhand (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
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