Enhancing Resilience of Flood Risk in Kullu District
Ms. Nisha – Independent Consultant, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction Implementation), India
Mr. Mahmoud Azrak – Water and Habitat Engineer at International Committee of the Red Cross- Syria Delegation
Mr. Aung Than Oo – Program Manager, Office of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD), Myanmar
Ms. Supattra Visessri – Asst. Prof. Dr. / Department of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
2019 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme
24-30 November, 2019
Enhancing Resilience of Flood Risk in Kullu District
ENHANCING RESILIENCE OF
FLOOD RISK IN KULLU DISTRICT
1. Supattra Visessri
4. Mahmoud Azrak
• Floods have been a recurrent phenomena in india cause huge losses to lives,
infrastructure livelihood system etc.
• High Risk and vulnerability is highlighted by the fact that 40 million hect. Land is prone
to floods out of the geographical area of 3290 lakh hect. Land affected.
• Kullu District is mountainous where various factors are influencing natural hazards:
• Steep slope
• Instability of land
• Dendritic drainage system
• been subject to mass wasting, flooding and landslide.
• Destruction of forest and other vegetation covers resulted in land degradation,
increased runoff, erosion, land instability.
• Flooding is creating more anxiety in this area in the last decades.
No Prominent Flash flood History of Damage Occurred
1 September, 1988 (2.30 am) cloud burst
Cause heavy loss of life and property in the solang village.
Washed away the Bhabhanagar Water Works.
Washed away 2 KM of NH-22 across Solang Khad.
2 September, 1995 Flash Flood in Kullu Valley Flash Flood in Kullu Valley caused damage to the tune of Rs. 759.8 Million.
3 September, 1995
Floods along Beas River in Kullu Valley killed 65 people. NH damaged at
numerous places, loss to government and private property, road and bridges
estimated US $ 182 Million.
4 August, 2001 (at night) cloud burst
Due to Flash floods in village Badhali 2 houses in which a couple was buried
alive and their two children were injured.
In village Sarli 7 People lost their lives, 15 houses were washed away besides
the loss of 12 cows, 18 oxen and 40 sheep and about 115 bighas of agriculture
and horticulture land was washed away.
July, 2003 cloud burst in Gharsa Valley in
21 people lost their lives, 21 people suffered major injuries.
August, 2003 flash flood near Solang in
30 people lost their lives, 19 injured, 9 people lost their lives due to landslide
near bhang nalla.
• Identification of potential Flash floods/ Floods sites in the vicinity of villages and build capacity
of villagers in mitigating landslide & Flashflood/Flood events.
• Integrate DRR into developmental planning process at the community level.
• Prepare an Action Plan that identifies Disaster Risk Reduction solutions based on systematic
• Design and Implement DRR flood management system initiatives through development
schemes to demonstrate how DRR can be mainstreamed in development
• Build capacities of local government functionaries and community members on risk reduction
• Constitution and training of Task forces on Early warning,First Aid, Search, Rescue &
Evacuation and Relief operations
• Through the project, technical assistance would be provided to demonstrate how DRR
features can be incorporated in Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).
Stakeholders Key roles
Dept. of Water Resources Placement of rain gauge stations along the flooding rivers
District Disaster Management
Setting up of EOC
Dept. of Health and Family • Getting ready medical mobile boats and Air Ambulances
National Disaster Response Force
• First response, well trained, and equipped
Dept. of Education (DOE) • Selection of site for the construction of school building
shall be done with the level of flooding water in mind
Public Health Engineering Dept.
• To create sanitation & drinkable water facilitations in the
Develop DRR plan
• Gather information of
sites from stakeholders
• Develop a poster of
• Get feedback from
• Revise the poster
• Install signs
• Distribute the
• Revised the plan
TENTATIVE ACTIVITES TIME LINE AND BUDGET
Comprehensive community Level Disaster Management Planning.
Project Inception Meeting at Sub division level
Community based Disaster Management Planning including Mapping (Social and resource
mapping, Risk and vulnerability mapping, Safe or opportunity mapping) and wall painting
slogans.Constitution & Formation of Village Level DM Committees and Task Forces.
Identification of potential Flash floods/ Floods,landslide and other hazardous sites in the vicinity
Strengthen mechanism of community level early warning for flood, flash flood, Landslide etc.
Training of key stakeholders at Gram Panchayat/Village Level
Training of Task forces, Community Members on First Aid, Search, Rescue & Evacuation and
operations at Gram Panchayat level.
Training of local masons on hazard resistant construction practices.
Training of Govt Officials, PRIs, Community Members, VDMCs and Task forces on Damage
Assessment and risk reduction practices.
Community level Awareness Generation Programmes &
Development of IEC Material in Hindi and Documentation of the
Development of Booklet, Posters and Pamphlets on the various local issues related to the
Management in Hindi.
Community Awareness Programmes on structural and non structural safety measures through
various IEC techniques including folk.