Floods, false hope, and the future

Ziegler, Alan D., Lim, Han She, Tantasarin, Chatchai, Jachowski, Nick R., and Wasson, Robert (2012) Floods, false hope, and the future. Hydrological Processes, 26 (11). pp. 1748-1750.

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Abstract

[Extract] Recent flooding in Asia has drawn worldwide attention (DFO, 2012). Floods in Pakistan in late July 2010 inundated one-fifth of the country, killed nearly 2000 people, and disrupted the livelihoods of about 20 million others. Heavy rains causing flooding throughout the 2010 monsoon period killed several thousand in China, many from rain-associated landslides. By the end of August, more than 15 million people had been evacuated from flood and landslide danger zones. Again in 2011, widespread floods caused catastrophic damage in nearly all Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines (DFO, 2012).

Item ID: 39617
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1099-1085
Funders: Asia Pacific Network (APN), National University of Singapore (NUS), NASA
Projects and Grants: APN ARCP2008-01CMY, NUS grant R109-000-092-133, NUS grant R109-000-090-112, NASA #NNX08AL90G, NUS Grant R-109-000-122-133
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2015 03:49
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961005 Natural Hazards in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961010 Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 50%
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