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Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most disaster-prone region in the world. Some 152 million people have been affected by 1,205 disasters (2000-2019).

This paper analyzes the impacts of extreme rainfall and resulting flooding on vulnerable households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Mumbai, Chennai, and Puri District in India. It provides insights into the diverse negative impacts experienced to support the development of policies and plans to address such effects.

This paper analyzes the impacts of extreme rainfall and resulting flooding on vulnerable households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Mumbai, Chennai, and Puri District in India. It provides insights into the diverse negative impacts experienced to support the development of policies and plans to address such effects.

Question raised in Rajya Allocation of Funds for Compensating Flood Losses,18/11/2019.

he Arabian Sea could begin entering and flooding most of Mumbai at least once every year by the year 2050, according to a new study that paints an alarming picture of what global warming-induced sea level rise could do to the world's biggest coastal cities.

Most estimates of global mean sea-level rise this century fall below 2 m. This quantity is comparable to the positive vertical bias of the principle digital elevation model (DEM) used to assess global and national population exposures to extreme coastal water levels, NASA’s SRTM. CoastalDEM is a new DEM utilizing neural networks to reduce SRTM error. Here we show – employing CoastalDEM—that 190 M people (150–250 M, 90% CI) currently occupy global land below projected high tide lines for 2100 under low carbon emissions, up from 110 M today, for a median increase of 80 M.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Pentapati Pulla Rao Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/09/2019 regarding remedial action for protection of environment during the course of construction of the Indira Sagar Polavaram Multipurpose Project in Andhra Pradesh. Present proceedings were initiated on the allegation that illegal dumping of muck was taking place during construction and no remedial action was being taken. A report submitted by a four member joint Committee stressed on remedial action for maintaining environmental norms.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Nagar Panchayat Moonak & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding the problem of flood in the Ghaggar basin. The Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune through an order of April 29, 2019 was asked to "expedie the enquiry pertaining to the mitigation of the flood problem in the Ghaggar basin and submit a report by the first week of July, 2019." The enquiry was not completed as Haryana and Punjab did not provide the required information.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amarpal Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 16/09/2019 regarding illegal encroachment of three ponds in village Sadullapur/Chandpura Pargana-Sarava, Tehsil and District Meerut resulting in flooding with effluents.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Uttam Singh Bhandari Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 06/09/2019 regarding leakage from the power plant channel of Srinagar Hydroelectric Project and to ensure safety of the lives of the residents of Villages Mangsu, Surasu, Naur Thaapli in Tehri Garhwal District Uttarakhand.

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