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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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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

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) Construction Manual

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

Build Up Nepal, 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

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

কমিউনিটি দুর্যোগ ব্যবস্থাপনা কমিটির দায়িত্ব ও কর্তব্য

কমিউনিটি দুর্যোগ ব্যবস্থাপনা কমিটির দায়িত্ব ও কর্তব্য বিষয়ক পোস্টার

Practical Action Bangladesh, Published on 2017

বন্যার পুর্বে করণীয়

এই লিফলেটটি বন্যার পুর্বে করণীয় বিষয়ক।

Practical Action Bangladesh, Published on 2017

বন্যার পরে যা করতে হবে।

এই ছবিটিতে বন্যার পর করণীয় বিষয়ে বর্ণিত আছে।

Practical Action Bangladesh, Published on 2017

पूर्व–सूचना जीवन रक्षा

यस प्राविधिक ज्ञानले पूर्व–सूचना प्रणालीका सम्बन्धमा प्राक्टिकल एक्शनका अध्ययन र सिकाइको संक्षिप्त विवरण समेनुका साथै यस्ता प्रणालीलाई कसरी अन्यत्र विस्तार र विकास गर्न सकिन्छ भन्ने बारेमा समावेश...

Practical Action Nepal, Published by Practical Action, Nepal on 2008

Local voices, Global choices: For Successful Disaster Risk Reduction

This report contains a number of case studies from around the world. Together with the short film project ‘ Local voices, global choices’ they highlight what can be achieved when local voices are...

Moss, Sarah, Published by BOND Disaster Risk Reduction Group on 2012

Community Based Early Warning Systems in South and South East Asia Best Practice & Learning 2012

This is one of the best practice and learning on Community Based Early Warning System from South and South East Asia.

Practical Action;Mercy Corps, Published on 2012

Análisis participativo de vulnerabilidad y capacidad: El enfoque de Soluciones Prácticas

Cada año, los desastres se cobran decenas de vidas en nuestro país y dejan cuantiosas pérdidas materiales que afectan, incluso, la capacidad productiva de las localidades. Sin embargo, no tiene por...

Etienne, Emilie, Published on 2017

Tecnologías para el control de inundaciones en el contexto de cuencas

La inundación es la causa de desastre más frecuente en América Latina y ocasiona grandes pérdidas económicas. Su frecuencia y magnitud tienden a aumentar debido al crecimiento desordenado de la...

Soluiones Prácticas, Published on 2017

Protección de viviendas frente a lluvias e inundaciones durante “El Niño”

El Fenómeno El Niño (FEN) es un fenómeno climático originado por el calentamiento y desplazamiento de las aguas superficiales hacia las costas del Perú y Ecuador. La presencia de estas aguas...

Herrera, Ivan, Published on 2017

Post 2015 Development Framework and Climate Change: Demystifying the Relevance & Realities for Bangladesh

The year 2015 is of a greater significance in ‘development’ history of +195 countries that agreed to work on a development pathway that is sustainable and ‘leaves no one behind’. This...

ActionAid, Published on 2016

Flood Early Warning System through SMS in Nepal

This documentary describes how a collaborative work with a media influence national policy and practice to saving lives, properties and livelihoods of flood prone communities in Nepal. Practical...

Practical Action Nepal, Published on 2017

Drought in the horn of Africa echo stakeholders meeting

Programme elements Community-based drought preparedness strengthens methods already in place by the communities; using indigenous knowledge; local practices of drought management; existing...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2016

Flood Adaptive Vegetable Nursery Technology

This technical brief describes on flood adaptive measure for vegetable nursery technology.

Khadka, Rakesh, Published by Practical Action, Nepal on 2016


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