Droughts and Floods

  • Courtesy: biharfloodrelief2008.blogspot.com Bihar flood relief is tracking the work of some Bihar based groups working on flood rescue and relief currently in the area around Forbesgunj in Araria district. They have been involved in flood rescue and relief work in the previous year too. The de...
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  • Dr. Jagannath Mishra, former Chief Minister of Bihar, has given a pathetic description of floods in Bihar. He said that "Nobody from the government has gone to Saharsa so far. If the people in Saharsa are surviving, they must be saying that we are engulfed in water since ten days and nobody is there...
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  • Key Features: Reviews the risks of inter-basin water transfers warns of critical disadvantages with India's proposed ILR plan offers viable less-risky solutions for water resource development. Inter-basin water transfers are complex human interventions on natural systems that can have pr...
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  • I would like to request all experts/NGOs/Industries to suggest how safe water can be supplied during the natural calamity like flood, where water is available but no provision for filtration, power supply may or may not be available, people are living in clusters say in the number of 200 to 1000. I ...
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  • About the Report: The flood situation report has been a joint effort of Megh Pyne Abhiyan's (literally clouds' water campaign, involving people around the issue of water and livelihood, and a functional network of grassroots organizations) partners - Gramyasheel, Supaul; Kosi Seva Sadan, Saharsa; Sa...
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  • Parineeta Dandekar's earlier post on environmental flows, triggered several responses and we have initiated a discussion forum post on the topic. Mr. Chetan Pandit of the National Water Academy, Pune, has a detailed note on it, critiquing the original post, and adding several new points to take the ...
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  • I want to know about the changes in the ground water level of a flood affected area.  The area is flooded for a period of three to four months in a year (June - October). Is there increase or decrease in ground water level?  The area under question is the coastal area of Orissa (Districts:...
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  • Would you throw your lot in with cloud seeding, or have ideas regarding conservation and regulated usage? Feel free to join in and have your say, access the Drought Mitigation Discussion here Parineeta Dandekar's blog post:Environmental Flows lays out some of the urgent issues and the worrying conse...
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  • Subject: EcosanDuration: 1:20 minsA woman from rural Bangladesh explains the utility of ecosan in a flood prone region. Ecosan being built on raised surface above ground is a more feasible and durable option as compared to conventional toilets with subsurface pits or septic tanks which overspills or...
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  • Two press releases on the work being done by the National Disaster Management Authority regarding early warning systems for flooding, guidelines for management of urban flooding and more : http://www.pibmumbai.gov.in/scripts/detail.asp?releaseId=E2008PR58 http://www.pibmumbai.gov.in/scripts/detail.a...
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  • The Bagmati Calling : I am reporting from the south bank of the Bagmati near Benipur in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. An embankment along the Bagmati is under construction here and the villagers from Benipur, Bharthua and Jivajor are sitting here on a Dharna, since 25 th December 2007 demanding reh...
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  •  A visual depiction of potential climate change impacts across the world from the National Geographic Channel. Below is a screen capture, click on the link to see the full application. http://green.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/gw-impacts-interactive.html Calcutta and Miami...
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  • The latest issue of SANDRP's newsletter contains the following: Solar Power Boom Bihar Floods 2007: Some lessons for everyone Power Options: New Look Required 11th Five Year Plan: Why it may not achieve the targets SSP: Mounting costs, minimal benefits SSP drinking water scheme a flop: Congress Pri...
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  •  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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