2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?

Journal / Periodical

2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?

AUTHORS: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

PUBLISHED DATE

June 2013

RESOURCE

While the world is waking up to the news of the horrific scale of the recent flood disaster in the Mahakali basin of Nepal and Uttarakhand in India, several questions are being asked: what kind of climatic events led to this disaster? Could anything have been done to reduce the loss of life and property? What can we learn from this disaster for the future? In this brief note, address some of these burning questions are addressed.