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000030157 020__ $$a978-4-431-55241-3
000030157 041__ $$aEnglish
000030157 100__ $$aNibanupudi, H. K.
000030157 245__ $$aAnalysis of Policies and Institutional Framework of HKH Countries
000030157 260__ $$c2015
000030157 260__ $$bSpringer Japan
000030157 300__ $$a159-175
000030157 300__ $$a9
000030157 490__ $$aDisaster Risk Reduction
000030157 507__ $$aICIMOD staff, book chapters
000030157 511__ $$aKoshi, Bchapter, kbProject, KDRR
000030157 520__ $$aThe Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) mountains are known as the water towers of Asia and are the source of the ten major rivers that feed the river basins in plains below. These rivers do not understand political boundaries and traverse many countries on their way to the sea. However, national policies, institutions and regional arrangements (or lack thereof) can determine the positive or negative impacts of these rivers on the communities living in the river basins of the HKH. Several research studies argue that the absence of a robust regional cooperation framework, lack of international legal and policy instruments, and lack of an integrated institutional approach to river basin management are limiting the capacity of the countries of the HKH to optimise the benefits from this vast resource on a basin scale and exacerbating disaster risks. These limitations are also contributing to the high prevalence of poverty and food insecurity in the populated areas of the river basins. The problem has worsened with climate change, which has led to more extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, threatening the lives and livelihoods of the people living in the mountains and plains. This chapter looks at the disaster risk management (DRM) policies and institutional framework of the countries in the HKH region. It examines the status of policy implementation and the macro-level national institutions mandated to implement DRM policies and their effectiveness. It also discusses the role of international drivers, such as the Hyogo Framework for Action and Millennium Development Goals, in the formation of policies.
000030157 653__ $$aHari Krishna Nibanupudi(eds), Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
000030157 700__ $$aShaw, R.
000030157 773__ $$p Rajib Shaw
000030157 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55242-0_9$$yExternal link
000030157 980__ $$aARTICLE