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Landslide Dam blocks Zanskar River tributary, threatens Valley

The picturesque Zanskar Valley in Jammu and Kashmir State in Northern India is under threat as one of the tributaries of the Zanskar River has been blocked by a massive 200 ft high landslide dam (equal to height of a 20 storey building). 2,045 more words

Disaster Management

Assessment of Project Sites for Baseline Report Conducted

A baseline assessment of the project sites for the TA on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds were conducted by the SEARCA led team of consultants. 297 more words


Technical Working Groups in LGUs Organized

The Technical Working Groups (TWGs) in the nine partner local government units (LGUs) of the Technical Assistance (TA) on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watershed funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are now organized. 300 more words


EP/DM Basics - Week 1: take inventory

Why starting with EP/DM?

Disasters and emergencies are part of our life. With all the pressures on planetary systems, we are currently creating and calling for more disasters and emergencies than ever: from individual to local, regional or global; from financial to social to environmental, we are surrounded of real, current and potential “disasters” and “emergencies”. 361 more words

Emergency Preparedness

Disasters, volume 39 Supplement 1, January 2015

The supplement to the latest volume of Disasters is available now. The theme for this edition covers ‘Building resilience to disasters post-2015’.

Papers in this issue include: 163 more words


What If...? How would we...?

If you want him to do it, you’ve got to change the picture of the world inside his head.”
~Robert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men… 625 more words

Emergency Preparedness

Uttarakhand Disaster

Report of Expert Committee on Uttarakhand Flood Disaster & Role of HEPs: Welcome recommendations:

In a significant development on role of hydropower projects in Uttarakhand flood disaster of June 2013, the Expert Body (EB) headed by Dr Ravi Chopra has recommended that at least 23 hydropower projects should be dropped, that hydropower projects played significant role in the Uttarakhand disaster and that there is urgent need to improve the environment governance of hydropower projects. 45 more words