Improving understanding of flooding and resiliencein the terai, Nepal

Remo Pedreschi, Hugh Sinclair, Jeevan Sharma, Mikael Attal, Alistair Borthwick, Elizabeth Dingle, Kanchana N Ruwanpura, Maggie Creed

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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 rivers are also the source of devastating
floods. This brief captures the collaboration between an interdisciplinary
team of geoscientists, engineers, social scientists and architects from the
University of Edinburgh alongside practitioners from the NGO Practical
Action and the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The teams
applied new science and appropriate technology, and conducted research
with communities to better understand flood risk in the Karnali river basin,
Western Nepal from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2017


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