Flood Problem and Management in South Asia

  • M. Monirul Qader Mirza
  • Ajaya Dixit
  • Ainun Nishat

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About this book


Flood Problem and Management in South Asia focuses on both the hazard and the vulnerability aspects of floods. This book addresses floods in South Asia from a multidisciplinary approach. The characteristics and nature of the flood problem and its management aspects are examined. It is suggested that flood control and management focused on structural solutions using embankments and reservoirs are insufficient. Effective solutions must go beyond structural measures and require major restructuring of both legal systems and institutions responsible for management. For those people living in the vast flood plains of South Asia to be able to overcome social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities, an adaptive approach to management of flood risks that identifies specific strategies is needed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Monirul Qader Mirza
    • 1
  • Ajaya Dixit
    • 2
  • Ainun Nishat
    • 3
  1. 1.Adaptation and Impacts Research Group (AIRG), Institute for Environmental Studies (IES)University of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF)KathmanduNepal
  3. 3.IUCN — World Conservation UnionDhakaBangladesh

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6197-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0137-2
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