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Climate Informed regional water resources and flood risk mitigation planning

Lead PI: Dr. Upmanu Lall

Unit Affiliation: Columbia Water Center (CWC)

January 2013 - June 2016
Inactive
Asia ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Flooding and erosion are major problems in Assam, and the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has been involved in instituting a flood forecasting system and improving response and recovery from flooding and erosion events. The CWC’s expertise in large-scale hydrology, both physical and statistical, will aid the ASDMA in coping with flooding and erosion as well as assessing changing risks with changing climate.

OUTCOMES: This work will help the state of Assam, and particularly the ASDMA, to make informed policy choices with regard to how best to develop water storage, directions for energy capacity expansion, and directions of food policy while addressing the potential climatic impacts on floods, droughts, agricultural productivity and human health.

SPONSOR:

Government of Assam, India

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$231,920

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

KEYWORDS

climate change forecasting erosion hydrology floods water

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate