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 each time the rescue and relief operations seem slow and insufficient and the government comes under fire for not responding quickly enough. A critical review – that is, reflecting and building on lessons from past flood events along with institutional memory – is seriously lacking, particularly across the government entities. Identifying lessons and learnings from past events is critical in order to recognize the simple lapses that can be avoided and solutions that can immediately be put into effect. This Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) report discusses the overall disaster management landscape, i.e. disaster risk reduction, preparedness, response, and recovery during the 2017 floods in Nepal. Focusing on the four river basins – Karnali, Babai, West Rapti, and Kankai – ...

2018-07 , Dinanath Bhandari, Prakash Khadka, Lok Narayan Pokharel, Buddhiram Kumal, Ghimire, Gopal, Uprety, Madhab,

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