Uttarakhand Floods: Respect Himalayan landscape if you want to preserve it, say experts

Synopsis: To save biodiversity-rich places the governments of Uttarakhand and the entire Himalayan region must preserve their forests and reflect on their infrastructure model. Introduction The latest floods in Uttarakhand caused terrible damage to life and property are a warning about the climate tragedy that is building up in the Himalayas. If the mountain range’s rich… Continue reading Uttarakhand Floods: Respect Himalayan landscape if you want to preserve it, say experts

By 2030, early warnings on floods and droughts to be available for all: WMO

Source: This post is based on the article “By 2030, early warnings on floods and droughts to be available for all: WMO” published in “Down to Earth” on 20th October 2021. What is the news? At the ongoing World Meteorological Congress, World Meteorological Congress has endorsed the ‘Water Declaration’, wherein early warnings about floods and… Continue reading By 2030, early warnings on floods and droughts to be available for all: WMO

Has Kerala learnt anything from extreme weather? Apparently not, say experts

Synopsis: The issue of flash floods seen in Kerala, reasons associated and the remedies needed. Introduction The recent Kerala floods took life of more than 25 people, triggered by heavy rains in the south-west tip of the Indian peninsula. However, this is not something new for Kerala. Some 483 people were killed in the August… Continue reading Has Kerala learnt anything from extreme weather? Apparently not, say experts

Flood management that cannot be watered down 

Synopsis: Various issues regarding Indo-Nepal Flood management system and the way forward. Introduction  Many of Bihar’s districts faces serious challenges with recurrent and massive flooding. This year also, they faced double problem of flooding and the novel coronavirus pandemic.   Some of Nepal’s biggest river systems originate in the Himalayan glaciers which then flow into India through Bihar. During… Continue reading Flood management that cannot be watered down 

Widen met station network in Himalayas to better predict extreme weather: Panel

Source: Down to Earth, Down to Earth 2, Down to Earth 3 Relevance: Fighting the flood problem in India Synopsis: Standing Committee of Parliament (Water Resources) presented its report in both the houses. A detailed look at its findings and the recommendations made. Context The report of the Standing Committee of Parliament (Water Resources) for… Continue reading Widen met station network in Himalayas to better predict extreme weather: Panel

India-Nepal Flood Management Needs Course Correction

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Importance of Indo-Nepal cooperation towards solving the flood problems in Bihar Synopsis: Despite both structural and nonstructural efforts to improve disaster management during the past, people continue to suffer with perennial flooding in North Bihar, which is already facing humanitarian crisis following Coronavirus pandemic. The solution lies in India and Nepal… Continue reading India-Nepal Flood Management Needs Course Correction