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Title: Flood Disaster Risk Management: Gorakhpur Case Study
Authors: Anil K. Gupta
Sreeja S. Nair
Shiraz A. Wajih
Sunanda Dey
National Institute of Disaster Management and GIZ
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: National Institute of Disaster Management and GIZ
Abstract: The aim of the module is to give an overview of flood risk management in the context of Gorakhpur where annually floods play havoc. This module is designed and developed in the form of a case study to help users to understand the problem of floods, its different perspectives, impacts on livelihood, risk adaptation methods, community based and community led measures. The case study cites some examples from the work done by the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) in the field of flood management in Gorakhpur district. This case study module supplements the core training module of NIDM on flood disaster management and does not substitute it. The case that is the subject of the inquiry will be an instance of a class of phenomena that provides an analytical frame an object within which the study is conducted and which the case illuminates and explicates" (Thomas, 2011). Through this example we shall be able to comprehend and have a good understanding about floods, their impacts, and the management perspectives and solutions for adapting to floods. Special focus has been given on interventions of Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) in flood disaster risk reduction which has helped the local communities in assessing the ground realities and building resilience to floods in future.
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