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Managing flash floods and sustainable development in the Himalayas

"International Workshop on Flash Floods Management and Sustainable Development in the Himalayas" (2005 Lhasa, China)

Managing flash floods and sustainable development in the Himalayas

report of an international workshop held in Lhasa, PRC, October 23-28, 2005

by "International Workshop on Flash Floods Management and Sustainable Development in the Himalayas" (2005 Lhasa, China)

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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Organised by ICIMOD, in collobation with the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), and the World Meteorological Orgnaization.

Statementeditors, Xu Jianchu ... [et al.].
ContributionsJianchu, Xu., China. Meteorological Administration., World Meteorological Organization., International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
The Physical Object
Pagination81 p. :
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16273314M
ISBN 10929115010X
ISBN 109789291150106
LC Control Number2006454732

The authors then analyzed the characteristics of waterlogging and flash flood hazards in China using 25 years of records from the Chinese government and elaborated the causes and existing issues. Results show that flash floods and urban waterlogging in mountainous cities have exacerbated the severity of flood .   But suddenly, the authorities of Koshi Barrage, located on the Kosi river just before it enters India, opened the floodgates. Though heavy rains in the state stopped by J some 12 districts were declared flood-hit. The delay of information sharing is alarming because every time Nepal has received heavy rains, Bihar has recorded flash floods.

  As India picks up the pieces from the worst-ever flash floods in the Himalayas, the nation is beginning to wonder to what extent human intervention – specifically religious tourism and. This book assesses the impacts of various extreme weather events on human health and development from a global perspective. The Open Access title The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People also received much global attention this year. It constitutes as the first comprehensive assessment of the.

Natural Resource & Water Management Sustainable Livelihoods. Learn More About the Issues × Climate Change. Climate change is severely impacting Bhutan—extreme weather events, landslides, flash floods, and glacial lake outburst floods are threatening people and ecosystems. This has four pillars—sustainable socioeconomic development. Floods transpire on varying timelines, ranging from flash floods with little warning to those that evolve over days or weeks (riverine). Flash floods, characterized by high-velocity flows and short warning times have the highest average mortality rates per event and are responsible for the majority of flood deaths in developed countries 1, 3, 7.


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