The River Itself Warns Us: Local Knowledge of Flood Forecasting in the Gandaki River Basin, West Champaran, India : HI-AWARE Working Paper 5 (2016)

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The visible presence of the state in altering the river through infrastructure of various kinds, such as a barrage, canals, embankments, and roads is a paradox to its complete absence from people’s lives already rendered uncertain due to such infrastructure development. The Government continues to build infrastructure and alter hydrological regimes, and people continue to adapt. This is not a linear narrative of helplessness and lack of agency, but a reflection of how people affected with floods develop practical knowledge to survive in challenging circumstances.
ISBN: 978 92 9115 411 1 (electronic)
Language: English
Imprint: Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Kathmandu, Nepal 2016
Pages: 4035