Dr Alex Densmore from IHRR, along with the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, the Government of Bihar and IIT Kanpur (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) hosted a workshop on the Kosi River. A report from this workshop is now available on IHRR’s website: http://bit.ly/ihPlYH
In 2008, the Kosi River flooded submerging several districts in Nepal and India. It was called the worst flood in the region for 50 years. To look at ways to prevent future flood hazards, researchers shared their expertise and facilitated discussion between government, communities, NGOs and others involved to develop recommendations for alleviating flooding in the future. The project on river dynamics and hazard assessment is funded by the UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative), that aims to enhance the educational links between India and the UK.