India: Operational Research to Support Mainstreaming of Integrated Flood Management under Climate Change: Final Report Phase 1

Final Report Phase 1

Abstract

This final consultant’s report summarises the outcome of the first phase of the Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance (PATA) 8089, Operational Research into Mainstreaming Integrated Flood Management under Climate Change. Phase 1 concentrated on scoping the successive Phase 2 work largely following the structure and concept outlined in the Technical Assistance paper.

The report explains the consultative process applied to identify two sub-basins for detailed integrated flood management planning during Phase 2, and provides background information relating to the two sub-basins. This information is presented in five sections:

  • Section 1, the Introduction

  • Section 2, Flood Practices, summarizes international best practice and flood management practices in India, from the interim report

  • Section 3, Consultation Process and Selection of Focal Sub-basins, explains how the intra-state Burhi Gandak basin in Bihar and the inter-state Brahmani/Baitarani basin in Odisha and Jharkhand were selected

  • Section 4, Initial Field Investigations, describes the findings from intensive field level visits and consultation with multiple stakeholders

  • Section 5, Outline Phase 2 Activities

  • Section 6, Outlook, focuses on the Phase-2 data collection process and timeline

  • Section 7, References, concludes this report.

Citation

Anon. India: Operational Research to Support Mainstreaming of Integrated Flood Management under Climate Change. Final Report Phase 1. Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines (2014) v + 71 pp.

India: Operational Research to Support Mainstreaming of Integrated Flood Management under Climate Change. Final Report Phase 1.

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