Tag: Floods

Floods A menace to Pakistan Agriculture

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article image Indus River and its tributaries providing required amount of irrigation water for crops therefore, Pakistan’s Agriculture is mainly dependent upon this river system. 103.5 MAF water is delivering at canal heads by designing this system but to fulfill the domestic as well as irrigation requirements that amount of water is very short. The irrigation system has been constructed to defeat the water supply deficit in the country and also build new reservoir…Read More

Mitigating floods through co-ordinated climate smart agriculture and land use patterns in Pakistan

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Pakistan has got unique geo-climatic conditions and topography descending from the world’s 2 nd highest peak in the North more than 8000 meters high to the sea level in the South which is a blessing in disguise for the gravity irrigation system and hydel power generation. But on the other end it makes the damage high when there are floods due to heavy seasonal rains or melting of glaciers and snow on the hills. The central plains of Punjab, Indus river…Read More

Pakistan asked to upgrade flash floods guidance system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The world weather body has asked Pakistan to upgrade its current flash floods guidance system and expressed its willingness to help the country in this regard. In a letter to Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said that although Pakistan is already leader in South Asia and using flash flood guidance system, it can become regional centre by upgrading its system to South Asia Flash Flood Guidance (SAsiaFFG…Read More

Pakistan asked to upgrade flash floods guidance system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The world weather body has asked Pakistan to upgrade its current flash floods guidance system and expressed its willingness to help the country in this regard. In a letter to Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said that although Pakistan is already leader in South Asia and using flash flood guidance system, it can become regional centre by upgrading its system to South Asia Flash Flood Guidance (SAsiaFFG). The…Read More

Scientists urged for more research to tackle floods

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: FAISALABAD: In the wake of devastating floods across the country, that have caused billions of rupees loss to properties as well as wide agriculture lands in addition to human losses, scientists, policymakers and others have been urged to speed up their efforts to tackle the climate changes to mitigate the negative impacts of climate changes. "The country is passing through difficult times as the floods had played havoc with the lives of the people and crops,&…Read More

Floods and disaster management

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I REGRET to say that the authorities concerned have not learnt a lesson from the devastating floods in the last two years. They have not prepared any disaster management plan to counter possible floods this year.Despite millions of dollars as relief funds from within and outside Pakistan, the authorities concerned and NGOs have hardly done enough to feed and shelter the affected people.They had merely given a short-term relief, while the affected people were forgotten later. Over a million homes…Read More

Capacity building stressed to tackle glacial lakes floods

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article image STAFF REPORT PSR: Natural scientists and environmentalists say that communities’ involvement can mitigate the negative effects of glacial lake outburst floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s higher regions, preventing loss of lives and properties.At an orientation workshop of a newly-launched project, they said that the human and technical capacity building of the provincial public sector institutions dealing with climate change would enable them to understand and take measures for the prevention of…Read More