September 10, 2020

Floods 2020: The need for critical engagement with floods in India

This year’s monsoon has brought floods to several states of the country. Each region has a different typology of floods and to better respond to them, there is a need to understand the nature of floods.

Eklavya Prasad
July 13, 2020

Pandai: A small transboundary river; a big bone of contention between India and Nepal

Recent border related conflicts between India and Nepal are mostly related to either a river, or access to water, or flood protection works. Understanding small transboundary rivers is crucial.

Eklavya Prasad
May 28, 2020

Is North Bihar prepared for the overlapping challenge of COVID-19 and the annual floods?

North Bihar, the most flood-prone area in the country, is notorious for floods that happen almost every year. But, this year, it may be a double whammy as floods will have to be managed amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic. There is a need to develop mechanisms to lessen the flood vulnerabilities by focusing on the first two phases of the floods — pre-floods and during the floods

Eklavya Prasad