Projects in Asia

The pilot projects on “Community Approaches to Flood Management” were kicked-off in November 2002 with the South Asia Regional Associates of GWP. As an outcome of the pilot project, Community Flood Management Committees have been established in selected communities – three in India and two each in Bangladesh and Nepal. Manuals describing specific activities for community based flood management have been prepared and translated into local languages. During the monsoon season in 2004, the manuals were tested in the field, and found to be very useful to reduce loss of lives and property in the communities covered by the pilot project. In parallel, a draft strategy for Community Based Flood Management has been developed.
The pilot project has been carried out by Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP), Bangladesh; Institute for Resource Management and Economic Development (IRMED), India; and Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha (JVS), Nepal.

Find the synthesis reports of the manuals on community flood management in Bangladesh, India and Nepal for download, as well as the according summary.

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India

Assam, Bihar, West Bengal

Community Approaches to Flood Management Manual
Download in English and Hindi

Experiences from implementation of the manual
during the floods of 2004 and 2005

National Workshop report on Community Approach to Flood Management in India, 2006

 

Bangladesh

Melandaha Upazila, Nawabganj Upazila

Community Approaches to Flood Management Manual
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Experiences from implementation of the manual during the floods of 2004 and 2005

National Workshop report on Community Approach to Flood Management in Bangladesh, 2006

 

Nepal

Saptari District, Rautahat District

Community Approaches to Flood Management Manual
Download here

Experiences from implementation of the manual during the floods of 2004 and 2005

National Workshop report on Community Approach to Flood Management in Nepal, 2006