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Workshop Proceedings of the Rountable on “The Agony of Rivers: Floods in Bihar”
18 Sep 2015

The HI-AWARE Initiative, in collaboration with Megh Pyne Abhiyan (MPA) and the Centre for Environmental Sciences of the Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), organised a roundtable on “The Agony of Rivers: Floods in Bihar” in Patna, India on 3 September 2015. Some 144 participants attended the roundtable at which people from five flood-affected districts of North Bihar – Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Madhubani and Pashchim Champaran – shared their experiences of living with floods, including the impacts of floods on their lives and livelihoods. Experts at the round table, including high level policymakers from the Bihar government, deliberated on the issues flagged to find ways to address them.