Flood risk in Uttarakhand, India: learning from the 2013 disaster and anticipating emerging threats

Understanding and key findings from this study of the 2013 disaster will inform future measures to reduce the risk from emerging flood related threats, not only in Uttarakhand, but more broadly throughout the monsoon affected Himalayan states of India.

Keywords: Flood, hazard, vulnerability, exposure, disaster, climate risk
Funding: EPFL Leading House for the development and coordination of joint research cooperation programmes; SERI, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
Contact: Simon Allen

Preparing for future mass movements triggered by earthquakes and monsoon events in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) – learning from the 2015 Nepal event

The IHR is a high-risk zone for earthquakes and heavy monsoon rainfalls, which both can trigger disastrous mass movements, in particular from changing glacial-periglacial environments. Based on the Nepal 2015 event we aim at providing predisposition knowledge for the IHR in order to be better prepared for similar events in future.

Keywords: Mass movements, glacial- periglacial environment, glaciers, permafrost, monsoon variability, earthquake, Indian Himalayas
Funding: EPFL Leading House for the development and coordination of joint research cooperation programmes; SERI, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
Contact: Andreas Linsbauer