The catastrophic floods of 2010 in the Indus Basin were the largest in
recorded history. The magnitude of the damages, losses and destruction
forced water resource managers in general and the academic community in
particular to re-examine and revisit the existing management regime in
the Indus basin river system.
This report looks at flood impacts, flood response and flood
reconstruction as it is reflected in a broad cross-section of print
media. It comprises:
1. A meta-analysis of the published academic literature assessing the
2010 flood. The goal of this analysis was to understand what questions
were being asked and studied about the floods where issues affecting
resilience and vulnerability have been identified and where gaps remain.
2. A review of the grey literature to identify strengths and weaknesses
of the on-the-ground disaster response flood management and recovery.
3. A review of response and recovery financing undertaken to assess
whether the 2010 flood response had any relation to what the field study
component of this project identified as crucial sectors geographical
areas or specific populations required for fast recovery.
This report forms appendix 5 of the Final Technical Report of the Indus Floods Research Project.
Atta ur Rehman; Khan, F.; Moench, M.; Malik, S.; Sabbag, L.; MacClune, K. Desk study: Indus Floods Research Project. Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), Boulder, Colorado, USA (2013) 82 pp.
Desk study: Indus Floods Research Project