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Enhancing Resilience of Flood Risk in Kullu District


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Enhancing Resilience of Flood Risk in Kullu District
Presented by:
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

Published in: Government & Nonprofit
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Enhancing Resilience of Flood Risk in Kullu District

  1. 1. ENHANCING RESILIENCE OF FLOOD RISK IN KULLU DISTRICT Group 5 1. Supattra Visessri 2. Nisha 3. Aungthanoo 4. Mahmoud Azrak
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • 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 • Weathering • 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.
  5. 5. KULLU DISTRICT 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. 5 July, 2003 cloud burst in Gharsa Valley in Kullu District. 21 people lost their lives, 21 people suffered major injuries. 6 August, 2003 flash flood near Solang in District 30 people lost their lives, 19 injured, 9 people lost their lives due to landslide near bhang nalla.
  6. 6. TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY Environment Social Economic
  7. 7. OBJECTIVES • 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 HRVA. • 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 practices • 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).
  8. 8. KEY STAKEHOLDERS Stakeholders Key roles Dept. of Water Resources Placement of rain gauge stations along the flooding rivers District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Setting up of EOC Dept. of Health and Family • Getting ready medical mobile boats and Air Ambulances National Disaster Response Force (NDFR) • 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. (PHED) • To create sanitation & drinkable water facilitations in the relief camps
  9. 9. METHODOLOGY Identify stakeholders Organize stakeholder workshop Develop DRR plan • Gather information of potential evacuation sites from stakeholders • Develop a poster of evacuation sites • Get feedback from the community • Revise the poster • Install signs • Distribute the posters • Arrange training • Revised the plan PROCESS
  10. 10. TENTATIVE ACTIVITES TIME LINE AND BUDGET Activity Component 1: 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 including 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 villages. Strengthen mechanism of community level early warning for flood, flash flood, Landslide etc. Component 2: 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. Component 3: Community level Awareness Generation Programmes & Development of IEC Material in Hindi and Documentation of the Project. 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.
  11. 11. THANK YOU ANY Q?