Mapping Hazards in Nepal’s Melamchi River: Catchment to Enhance Kathmandu’s Water Security

Publication | November 2023
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This technical report assesses the string of events that triggered Nepal’s Melamchi River floods in 2021 and highlights threats to the catchment area that provides vital drinking water to Kathmandu’s fast-growing population.

Price
  • US$34.00 (paperback)

The report explains how floods damaged key water supply infrastructure and analyses risks posed by earthquakes, glacial lakes, and landslides, as climate change complicates conditions in the fragile Himalayas. It shows why a comprehensive catchment strategy centered on disaster risk reduction and early warning systems, plus measures to stabilize the river and control erosion, can help protect Melamchi’s critical infrastructure from future events and boost the capital’s water security.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Field Surveys and Data Collection
  • Melamchi Catchment Analyses
  • Melamchi River Analyses
  • Establishment of New Design Basis
  • Stabilization and Mitigation Measures

Additional Details

Type
Subjects
  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Water
Countries
  • Nepal
Pages
  • 114
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • TCS230541-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9270-467-4 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-468-1 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9270-469-8 (ebook)

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