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Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management

Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). October 2013
  • The Indus River is a major transboundary river in Asia with nine tributaries. More than 138 million people in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan depend on irrigated agriculture. But rising population pressures, climate change, and the continuous degradation of ecosystem services have resulted in increased flood risks, worsened by inadequate flood planning and management. This report proposes a holistic approach, applying scientific assessments that take people, land, and water into account. It also includes planning and implementation realized through appropriate policies, enforceable laws, and effective institutions.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, India
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management, River Basin Management, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water planning, Water policy
  • Main target audience: Policy makers, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Lessons learned
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Published in 2014