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.
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