Assessment of Early Warning System for Floods in Uttarakhand: A Case Study Approach
13 Sep 2018

Climate change as defined by the IPCC is the “statistically significant variation in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability, persisting for an extended period (typically decades or longer)”. It leads to changes in precipitation, snow cover and cloud cover. These changes especially those relating to extreme climatic events have the ability to alter normal functioning of a community when a confluence between hazardous events and vulnerable social conditions takes place thereby resulting in a disaster.