Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Research article
20 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 20 Mar 2017

Community-based early warning systems for flood risk mitigation in Nepal

Paul J. Smith, Sarah Brown, and Sumit Dugar


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Short summary
Risks from flooding are of global importance. Experience gained in Nepal is presented to demonstrate that empowering the communities impacted by flooding to be active participants in risk mitigation can have significant positive impacts. In part this is achieved through community involvement in the provision of warnings based on observations of river flow upstream. The success of simple, robust methodology for the early provision of such warnings based on predicting future river flows is shown.
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