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Developing Climate Inclusive Potential Loss and Damage Assessment Methodology for Flood Hazards

Flood events have been more intense and frequent in most of the Asian countries in the recent decades creating hardship to ecosystems and livelihoods. Therefore, estimation of loss and damage due to impending flood event is of an utmost importance to take proactive measures to minimize flood disaster risks through climate smart Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) interventions. The Small Earth Nepal is one of the partners working to develop climate inclusive potential loss and damage assessment methodology for flood hazards. The research is also intended to develop a Guidebook for the officials of local government authorities to help them to mainstream climate smart DRR and CCA practices for development and planning at local government level. It is 3-year research project starting from 2015 with regional approach having project sites in Nepal, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. Four districts in Nepal (Kavrepalanchok, Dhading, Chitwan, and Surkhet) are chosen as the project sites in Nepal. With the project proponent Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka and Deakin University, Australia are also the partnering institutions of the project. The project has been funded by Asia-Pacific Region for Global Change Research (APN), Japan.
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