This issue covers articles related to disaster risk reduction and the floods in Uttarakhand. It is intended to national authorities and international organizations such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Climate and Development Knowledge Network, and others.
The content includes: (i) floods in Uttarakhand: a new relief deal; (ii) floods in Uttarakhand: opportunities to reduce risk in recovery; (iii) real-time capacity building in Uttarakhand; (iv) the Uttarakhand disaster: a wake call to stop the rape of our fragile Himalaya; (v) enterprise development: and safer way in Uttarakhand?; (vi) early warning and alert systems; (vii) Global south-south development expo 2013; (viii) NSET completes 20 years of action; and (ix) man-made reasons for Uttarakhand floods: an epic tragedy in the land of the Gods.
The contributions are from Mihir R. Bhatt, Gautam Bhut, Hui-Chi Goh, Khyati Halani, Kshitij Gupta, and Mehul Pandya, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute; Dorothea Hilhorst, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Khadga Sen Oli, Advocacy and Outreach Manager, National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), Nepal; Saket Jha, Director, Special projects, Unified Messaging Systems and Services Pvt Ltd; Sanjaya Bhatia, UNISDR; Sheena Arora, RedR India; and Dr. Vandana Shiva, India’s most important thinker and doer around issues of biodiversity and climate change risk.