The Kosi flood disaster of 2008 in Bihar and also in Nepal highlights two key issues relating to flood control. The first is the failure of the structural approach to flood control on the Kosi and the second is institutional dysfunction with respect to trans-boundary flood management.

A recent assessment of impact of tourism activities and infrastructure on tigers and other wildlife in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve. Says that tourism inside the core critical habitat is unsustainable and is a serious threat to Corbett.

The central objective of the research project

The Koshi river has drawn the attention of scientific, engineering, and political leaders for decades. During the colonial era, the British rulers of India were concerned about the floods and high sediment load of the river and they aimed to control flooding in the Koshi delta in Bihar.

This report synthesises the main findings from five studies of local responses to climate-related water stress and floods.

After sparring with the Centre over maintenance and repair of Kosi barrage, needed more so after the 2008 floods caused by Kushaha breach, the Bihar government

Floods are an endemic problem in India. Every major flood event is immediately followed by a flood of a different kind

Even as the Bihar government has declared 26 of its 38 districts as drought-affected, several parts of Darbhanga, Madhubani, Saharsa and Supaul districts have been facing flood, affecting over one lakh people. Over 100 houses have been washed away in Supaul and Saharsa because of Kosi water flooding the fields.

WITH the clock ticking and less than a hundred days to go until ministers from around the world meet at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, now is the time for the UK and [South Asia/India/Bangladesh] to work together to get a climate deal that is fair to the region's economy and its people.

With major rivers in spate, there is no let-up in the overall flood situation in Bihar where 1.5 million people continue to reel under the deluge in 11 north Bihar districts.

Rivers like Kosi, Mahananda, Bagmati, Kamala Balan and Adhwara have crossed the danger level at different places along their course, Central Water Commission sources said.

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