Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Foundation for Restoration of National Values Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/05/2017 regarding unprecedented flood and landslide disaster that occurred in Uttarakhand in 2013. The disaster led to widespread damage to life, limb and property and according to the petitioners, the adverse impact of the disaster could have been mitigated had there been effective implementation of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and adequate preparedness by the State Government of Uttarakhand.

These guidelines aim to facilitate the formation of heat wave action plans among disaster risk reduction stakeholders in India, by providing insights into heat-related illness and the necessary mitigative and response actions to be undertaken.

The pressure is on for signatories to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (SFDRR) to achieve and demonstrate a reduction in disaster losses by 2030.

The initiative has been hatched under the ‘Strengthen Climate Information and early Warning System,’ the programme that the Disaster Management Department in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is ex

Government has set a task team comprising experts to assess the country's state of preparedness to earthquakes and the capacity of the Meteorological Services Department to carry out its mandate.

This edition of the South Asia Disaster Report concentrates on Build Back Better (BBB), highlighting new and alternative disaster management measures to improve resilience of vulnerable communities.

This paper focuses on the use of community-based early warning systems for flood resilience in Nepal. The first part of the work outlines the evolution and current status of these community-based systems, highlighting the limited lead times currently available for early warning. The second part of the paper focuses on the development of a robust operational flood forecasting methodology for use by the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) to enhance early warning lead times.

Countries in East Africa in conjunction with their multilateral partners must invest in vibrant early warning systems to enhance their response to recurrent droughts, a senior UN environment offici

The influx of millions of Syrian refugees into Turkey has rapidly changed the population distribution along the Dead Sea Rift and East Anatolian fault zones. In contrast to other countries in the Middle East where refugees are accommodated in camp environments, the majority of displaced individuals in Turkey are integrated into local cities, towns, and villages – placing stress on urban settings and increasing potential exposure to strong earthquake shaking. Yet, displaced populations are often unaccounted for in the census based population models used in earthquake casualty estimations.

In this communication, we report observation of anomalous radon gas emission measured in a borehole at India’s first multi-parametric geophysical observatory (MPGO) located at Ghuttu, Garhwal Himalaya, established by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun.

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