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Learning from the 2014 Karnali river floods in west Nepal

A joint dissemination workshop and book launch on “Urgent Case for Recovery: What can we learn from the August 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal” was organised on 4 August 2015 in Kathmandu by Practical Action.

As part of Zurich’s flood resilience programme, the post event review capability (PERC) provides research and independent reviews of large flood events. This PERC analysis was written by ISET International, ISET-Nepal, Practical Action Nepal and Zurich.

Urgent Case for Recovery: What we can learn from the August 2014 Karnali River Floods in Nepal is a post event review evaluating the flood events, impacts, response and recovery to understand what happened, what could have been done differently, and opportunities for building flood resilience in Nepal.

The bigger picture that emerges from the 2014 floods in Nepal can be applied more universally: long-term thinking and addressing chronic problems that increase hazards should be part of the picture to get beyond relief efforts. Much work is still needed to save individuals, families and entire communities from the devastation of floods.

Urgent Case for Recovery: What can we learn from the August 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal

As part of Zurich’s flood resilience program, the post event review capability (PERC) provides research and independent reviews of large flood events. It seeks to answer questions related to aspects of flood resilience, flood risk management and catastrophe intervention. It looks at what has worked well (identifying best practice) and opportunities for further improvements. The bigger picture that emerges from the 2014 floods in Nepal can be applied more universally: long-term thinking and addressing chronic problems that increase hazards should be part of the picture to get beyond relief efforts. Much work is still needed to save individuals, families and entire communities from the devastation of floods. This PERC analysis was written by ISET International, ISET-Nepal, Practical Action Nepal and Zurich.

Blog: Learning from 2014 Karnali river floods in west Nepal

The post event review capability (PERC) provides research and independent reviews of large flood events. It seeks to answer questions related to aspects of flood resilience, flood risk management and catastrophe intervention. It looks at what has worked well (identifying best practices) and opportunities for further improvements.

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Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance

Practical Action is proud to be a member of the Global Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, which aims to save the lives and livelihoods of the most poor by preventing floods from becoming disasters. By working with diverse organisations and experts we will magnify our reach and effectiveness and b...

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For further information, visit the pages: ISET International Resource Page, Zurich Resource Page, and watch the video Worst Flood Ever Recorded.

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