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Situation analysis of the 2010 floods in Pakistan presented by Naseer Ahmad Gillani,Chairman of Pakistan Water Partnership at GWP Consulting Partners meeting 3-4 September 2010
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Situation analysis of the 2010 floods in Pakistan presented by Naseer Ahmad Gillani,Chairman of Pakistan Water Partnership at GWP Consulting Partners meeting 3-4 September 2010

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While Pakistan endures one of the country’s most devastating floods—possibly its worst ever—GWP Pakistan is joining with others to help provide relief and rehabilitation to remote communities that …

While Pakistan endures one of the country’s most devastating floods—possibly its worst ever—GWP Pakistan is joining with others to help provide relief and rehabilitation to remote communities that have been particularly hard-hit. In addition, the GWP Partner Hisaar Foundation and the Karachi Water Partnership, has launched an appeal to raise Rs 10 million for immediate flood relief, largely for the provision of safe drinking water.

Recognizing the scale of this disaster, GWP has invited the Pakistan delegation to the annual GWP Consulting Partners Meeting to present information on “Integrated Flood Management: analysis of the devastating floods, early recovery and rehabilitation plans” on September 3 in Stockholm, Sweden. The special session will be presented by the chair of GWP South Asia, Sardar Muhammad Tariq, the chair of GWP Pakistan, Naseer Ahmad Gillani, and the Ambassador of Pakistan to Sweden, Nadeem Riyaz. The floods have highlighted the need to place water resources management at the forefront of national development policy.

As part of its response to the floods, GWP Pakistan in collaboration with its Area Water Partnerships will assist in rehabilitation and resettlement, restoration of jobs, and sowing of new crops. The activities planned include:

1. Prepare an early recovery plan
2. Provide hygiene education to the volunteers
3. Identify and rescue flood affected poor people
4. Provide treatment to critical cases
5. Provide tents, water coolers, chlorinating tablets, sleeping rugs, etc.
6. Distribute printed material for prevention of health problems
7. Provide basic sanitation facilities on communal use basis

The Integrated Rural Development Organization of Islamabad, a GWP partner, will monitor and evaluate the activities.

The chair of the Hisaar Foundation, Simi Kamal (former member of the GWP Technical Committee), wrote that in addition to the Rs 10 million appeal, the Foundation is working on a concept of “total water solution” stretching from relief through rehabilitation to post-flood normalcy, and water needs in each of these phases. More information can be found at www.hisaar.org and .www.karachiwaterpartnership.org.

Read more: www.gwp.org

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  • 1. Naseer Ahmad Gillani Chairman Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP) SITUATION ANALYSIS OF THE 2010 FLOODS IN PAKISTAN
  • 2. Disaster Larger than Tsunami
    • I have never seen anything like the flood disaster in Pakistan,
    • Make no mistake, this is a global disaster.
    • Pakistan is facing a slow-motion tsunami. Its destructive powers will accumulate and grow with time.
  • 3. Crisis Magnitude
    • The enormity of this crisis is hard to fathom, the rain continues to fall and the extent of the devastation is still difficult to gauge.
    • Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, those who have been displaced from their homes and those left without food and water, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton .
  • 4. Climate Change and Flash Floods
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9. Settlements Drowned
  • 10.  
  • 11. Infrastructure Damage
    • Provinces/Areas Houses Villages
    • KPK 192,605 544
    • Punjab 500,000 3,132
    • Sindh 470,910 4,376
    • Balochistan 75,261 2,604
    • Gilgit-Baltistan 2,820 347
    • AJK 7,108 under survey
    • Total 1,248,704 11,003
    • 4,000 km of Roads and 1,000 Bridges destroyed
    • Total loss to the tune of US$ 43 billion
  • 12. Indus River flowing out of banks – More than a Million Cusecs
  • 13. Religion and Culture Devastated
  • 14. Shrines and Village Inhabitants
  • 15. Flood Force – Destroying Structures
  • 16. Flood Flows not Allowing People to Escape
  • 17.  
  • 18. Roads Converted into Flood Water Ways
  • 19.  
  • 20. Stranded People
  • 21.  
  • 22. Endangered People
  • 23. People Rescued --- 1.35 million
  • 24.  
  • 25. Livelihood Perished
    • Pakistan’s 23% GDP comes from Agriculture
    • Pakistan’s 70% jobs are agriculture based
    • Livestock is the main subsistence livelihood
    • Flood takes away animals and their fodder
  • 26. Livestock
  • 27. Cattle Head Perished -- 220,061
  • 28. Agriculture
  • 29.  
  • 30. Crops Washed --- 4.4 million acres
  • 31.  
  • 32. People Suffering
  • 33. Guess the Number --- 10 million---15million --- Now it is 20 million
  • 34. Forced Migration --- 12 million people
  • 35.  
  • 36. Where to go?
  • 37. People Disconnected
  • 38. Waiting for ? --- 12 million people
  • 39. Human Challenge
    • Food and Water for 20 million people
    • Health cover for 20 million people
    • Vulnerable children 3.5 million
    • Vulnerable women 3 million
  • 40. Children and Future?
  • 41.  
  • 42. Vulnerable Women
  • 43.  
  • 44. Relief Camp Management
    • Mostly raised in emergency
    • Food provision ?
    • Water and Sanitation
    • Vaccination
    • Protection from snake bites
  • 45.  
  • 46. Dignity Compromised for Survival
  • 47. Helping Hands
  • 48. Building New Hopes
  • 49. Urgent Requirements
    • Health cover – 20 million persons
    • Construction of 1.24 million houses/shelters
    • Food supply for 20 million people for 100 days
    • Sowing new crops in 4.4 million acres
    • Support for livestock replacement --- 220,061
    • Creation of jobs in 11,003 villages
    • Restoration of communication links in 36 districts
  • 50. Health Cover
  • 51. Endeavors
    • Everybody working – Government, Public, Private and Civil Society + Friendly Countries + UN System
    • Efforts much short of requirements
    • PWP’s Small Contributions:
      • Relief
        • Karachi Water Partnership, Nara Canal AWP, Indus Delta AWP, Southern Districts AWP
        • PWP policy influence, resource mobilization
      • Early recovery plan
        • Panel of experts established by PWP
        • PWP initiated proposal for community resilience development
      • Provision of bottles for Solar Water Disinfection
  • 52. Integration
    • Connecting AWPs
    • Connecting SDPI, IUCN, PSD, IHRO and others
    • Facilitating International agencies i.e. ADB
    • Stakeholders Reviews Planned
    • Technical institutions i.e. PARC, NARC, PCRWR, Universities
    • Initiating Policy Briefs for Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Women Development and Planning Commission
  • 53. GWP Response Requested
    • GWP as a living organization & knowledge house
    • GWP as resource mobilizer
    • CWPs to influence their own countries for bi-lateral assistance and role in international agencies
    • GWP role as UN partner
    • Each CWP can adopt small activities through their Embassies such as schools, hospitals, shelters, etc.
    • Each GWP individual to contribute in his/her personal capacity as well.
  • 54. Global Response
    • Appreciated --- Swedish Grant US$ 21 million
    • Total global assistance US $ 985 million
    • Much more needed to be done
    • 3.5 million children and 3 million women the most vulnerable groups need special attention
    • Climate Change related resources to be mobilized including Adaptation Fund
    • Help fight against destruction, hunger, frustration and recruitment to extremism.
  • 55. Thanks