Droughts and Floods

  •  In the top photo a Kolkata Municipal Corporation water tanker is delivering water in the pouring rain. "Why have we set up our water management so that we need to deliver water, even while it is pouring", he wonders. The next set of photos show a clogged stormwater drain. A municipal worker cl...
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  •  I am concerned about the recent floods in Bihar and other parts of India, apparently the worst floods in living memory. I would like to know what is the direct relation otf the intensity of the floods to Global Warming or Climate change, ie: is it because the monsoon lasted 20 days?, Is there ...
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  • Sri. Dinesh Kr. Mishra reviews the relief efforts following the severe flooding of Bihar earlier this year. We have several earlier blog posts regarding the floods: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/index.php/category/bihar-floods/ There is good news from the relief front from Bihar this year a...
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  • I am currently looking for information on the floods in chennai. Could you please let me know if you have any documents discussing the history and causes of floods in chennai.Thanking you in anticipation,Best Regards, Sastry Dhara Natural Catastrophes Team Allianz Reinsurance Singaporesastry.dhara@a...
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  • Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured images of flooded Brahmaputra River. Click on the picture or the link below to go to the full story with larger images http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17769
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  • The subtitle is "Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India"Author : Rohan D'Souza Oxford University PressMore information:Click here
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  • Notes on flood situation district-wise in Khagaria, Sahasra, Supaul, Madhubani, and West Champaran districts of Bihar.These were compiled by the Megh Pyne Abhiyan, a network of NGOs in North Bihar. (Due to the difficulty of the ground situation some inaccuracies may be present)Click here
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  • "Water Initiatives Orissa is a five-year-old campaign which draws strength from civil society organsations, grassroots communities, academicians and others who are determined to work on water, disasters and climate change issues". Email: waterinitiativesorissa@gmail.comRead More
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  • This is a snippet from Dinesh Kr. Mishra's book "Living With the Politics of Floods: The Mystery of Flood Control".The Celebration of Floods "People welcomed floods in the Kosi as the river water approached them. Women sang songs eulogizing the river. They would request the river to go back if it co...
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Floods in Assam, bio-toilets in Konkan railway stations and damage of hydropower project in Uttarakhand are highlights of this week's news.

 Flood fury hits Assam

 

Floods in the state affect one lakh people with Dhemaji district being the worst hit. Incessant rainfall raises the level of the Brahamputra river above the danger mark. Houses washed off and wildlife in Kaziranga national park affected as 70% of the sanctuary goes under water.

 

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