Indus Floods Research Project

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Overview

The impacts of the 2010 Indus floods in Pakistan presented a fundamental challenge that cut across all aspects of life in Pakistan. From livelihoods of rural populations to food supply for urban areas, core gateway transport, communication, energy, health, water control and institutional systems, upon which populations depend, failed. This technical report covers the findings, outcomes, outputs and activities of the ?Building research capacity to understand and adapt to climate change in the Indus Basin, Pakistan" project. This report presents knowledge on climate related hazards in the Indus Basin in Pakistan and their impact on marginalised communities, along with the factors that enable their recovery following the floods. Specific causes for their vulnerability are diagnosed and strategies to build resilience are identified. Keywords: Disaster Risk Reduction/Hazard Management; Floods, Hurricanes, Typhoons; Learning from Natural Hazards; Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation; Social Vulnerability; Systems Thinking

Authors: Fawad Khan

Citation: Khan, F. (2013). Indus floods research project. Boulder, CO: Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International.

Funded by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC); UK Department for International Development (DFID)

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