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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) looks at low-cost but effective actions that can be taken to reduce the negative impact of disasters such as floods and earthquakes. It is a systematic approach to reducing vulnerability and should be regarded as part of long-term sustainable development work.

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Intermediate climate information systems for early warning systems

New communication technologies, free software and hardware to improve Early Warning Systems for floods and landslides, using a participatory approach in coordination with the authorities. That is...

Aréstegui, Miguel, Published by Practical Action on 2018

The role of riparian ecosystems in flood control

Riparian ecosystems are often exposed to degradation caused by deforestation and farming activities, which can increase the risk of flooding. However, there are techniques for recovering and...

Zapata, Felix, Published on 2018

Nepal flood 2017: Wake up call for effective preparedness and response

Flooding is not new to the Terai districts of Nepal. Every year, the monsoon floods have caused significant damage and loss to human lives and livelihoods within these southern flood plains. Yet...

Dinanath Bhandari;Prakash Khadka;Lok Narayan Pokharel;Buddhiram Kumal;Ghimire, Gopal;Uprety, Madhab, Published on 2018

Exploring opportunities for a transborder flood early warning system in Mahakali River between Nepal and India

This poster, presented at the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, gives details about the potential for a flood early warning system that spans the Nepal-India border. The...

Gurung, Gehendra, Published on 2018

Poster: Toward a reporting framework on technology’s contribution to social justice

Technology plays a key role in making flood early warning systems (EWS) effective; providing understandable, timely and actionable information to those most at risk. We developed a framework using...

Van De Homberg, Marc;McQuistan, Colin, Published on 2018

Presentation: Technological Evolution of Flood Early Warning System in Nepal

Presentation for the Technology for Development Conference 2018. This video presentation by Gopal Ghimire details Practical Action's experience in Nepal on flood early warning systems. Including an...

Ghimire, Gopal, Published on 2018

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System (Nepali)

This booklet (in Nepali language) gives guidelines about mock flood exercises for flood response based on early warning systems. These guidelines have been prepared based on the experience and...

Practical Action, Published on 2016

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System (English)

This booklet (in English) gives guidelines about mock flood exercises for flood response based on early warning systems. These guidelines have been prepared based on the experience and learning of...

Practical Action, Published on 2018

Strengthening Livelihood Capacities to Disaster Risk Reduction: compilation of change studies

This book documents the lessons learned during the Livelihood Centred Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction project in the Chitwan and Nawalparasi districts of Nepal. It describes the prevailing...

Practical Action, Published on 2011

Participatory digital mapping: building community resilience in Nepal, Peru and Mexico

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) has developed an approach that combines state-of-the-art collaborative digital mapping techniques with community-based participatory methods. The process...

Liu, Wei;Sumit, Dugar;Gaurav, Thapa;Sarah, Brown, Published on 2018

Improving Flood Early Warning Lead Time in Nepal

Flood early warning systems based on real-time monitoring of water levels leave communities with little time to respond to flood warnings. A new approach introduces probabilistic forecasting,...

Brown, Sarah;Dugar, Sumit, Published on 2018

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) Construction Manual

This technical brief explains about the Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks structure.

Build Up Nepal, Published on 2017

Dynamic Flood Topographies in the Terai, Nepal: Community Perceptions and Resilience (DISTAL)

Practical Action Consulting has been working with an interdisciplinary team from the University of Edinburgh, conducting innovative research to enhance understanding of the flood risk posed to...

Practical Action Consulting, Published on 2017

Improving understanding of flooding and resilience in the Terai, Nepal

Rivers sourced from the Himalaya irrigate the Indo-Gangetic Plain via major river networks that support approximately 10% of the global population and their livelihoods. However, many of these...

Hugh, Sinclair;Brown, Sarah;Adhikari, Basanta;Attak, Mikael;Borthwick, Alistair;Budimir, Mirianna;Creed, Maggie;Dingle, Lizzie;Dugar, Sumit;Gautam, Dilip;Gourmelen, Noel;Mudd, Simon;Neupane, Sanchita;Pedreschi, Remo;Ruwanpura, Kanchana N;Sharma, Jeevan;Sn, Published on 2017

Flood Early Warning System in Practice: Experiences of Nepal

Flood Early Warning System (EWS) is one of the key programmes implemented by Practical Action in Nepal since 2002. We have realised, there is a need of EWS in South Asia regional scale as the...

Practical Action, Nepal, Published on 2016

Case study: Farmer field schools

As part of the Zurich Alliance, Practical Action is working to increase the resilience of communities to floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and Peru. These three case studies cover: 1. Farmer field...

Adele Murphy, Published on 2017

Case study: Empowering communities

As part of the Zurich Alliance, Practical Action is working to increase the resilience of communities to floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and Peru. These three case studies cover: 1. Farmer field...

Adele Murphy, Published on 2017

Case study: School brigades

As part of the Zurich Alliance, Practical Action is working to increase the resilience of communities to floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and Peru. These three case studies cover: 1. Farmer field...

Adele Murphy, Published on 2017

Leaflet on weather information board

This technical brief describes on weather information board 

Practical Action Bangladesh, Published on 2017

বন্যাকালের জন্য বস্তা পদ্ধতিতে সবজি চাষ

বন্যাকালের জন্য বস্তা পদ্ধতিতে সবজি চাষ বিষয়ক লিফলেট

Practical Action Bangladesh, Published on 2017

 

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