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Created by : Anjali Sinha, Construction-Heavy, Sobha Developers  | 10 06 2009 06:11:51 +0000
Industry : ConstructionFunctional Area : Strategy Execution(Strategy & Execution)
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In a recent update on the Flood situation in Karnataka and Andhra pradesh, P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti, executive director of India’s National Institute of Disaster Management, said that preventing floods is not an option in today’s day and age.

Flash floods in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have killed an estimated 230 and left over 10 million people homeless. Experts state that the rains were caused by a cyclone off the Bay of Bengal, and that the floods were exacerbated when officials were forced to open dams for fear of them bursting. Apart from the loss of homes, the destruction of farms, crops and livestock means that millions of farmers will suffer long-term. Health officials are also concerned about the possibility of water-borne diseases spreading in the region.

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He said that the main reason was due to the Global warming, and Globally people are no longer talking about preventing floods. They are now focusing on living with them. Floods are going to happen & how to deal with them is the issue.

So what do you think people can floods be prevented? is there a way out?  Share your views on this important matter.

 
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I don't completely agree with Ms. Anjali here as there is an idea contest that is running in the same community where people are coming up with ideas to prevent floods, like where there is less destruction that is caused due to floods, but altogether i dont think we can prevent floods in future, as it is caused due to the global warming which is making incessant rains on unusual occasions due to which rivers are over flowing and right now there are no measures to tackle this kind of natures fury, but in coming days we will see better management of these kind of natural disasters.  We may not be able to prevent floods from happening but we can reduce the damage to minimum or even zero if proper measures are in  place.


By Anjali Bhatia, Construction-Heavy, Sobha Developers  10 06 2009 08:13:10 +0000
 
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It is really difficult to say whether we can prevent floods or not and Mr Dhar chakrabarti is right, we are seeing more and more natural disasters due to the effect of global warming that we are seeing and the blame should go on people like you and me who are not even thinking about it and don't knwo how big the issue is at the moment, there is tremendous reduction of glaciers and one can see the himalayas the way it looked 10 yrs ago and the way it looks now, and a common man himself make out the climatic shift that has happened over the years the pre monsoon season is arriving late and the post monsoon season is causing havoc like this....the summers are getting more and more hot and surely global warming is a concern due to which we will see more and more natural disasters like these, so in a way we need to learn how to live with it or take immediate action and this has to be the prime motto of the Governments across the world to prevent global warming.....and people should change their attitude towards these things and make sure that they are contributing towards the cause...so i dont think we can prevent floods at the moment.


By Anjali Sinha, Construction-Heavy, Sobha Developers  10 06 2009 06:18:48 +0000
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My school is making high decibel whistles to send to a friend in tumkur, karnataka. There could be a relay system and every one would know to get out safely or at least thats what is supposed to happen
By Grant Kobes, UIHI, I dont Work , Im a boss. (H)  | 11 25 2013 20:45:05 +0000
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because me can all do things in our community to stop it
By Shana Nicole, Accessory Designer, Ramada Caravela Beach Resort  | 12 01 2010 23:10:59 +0000
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Govt should augment necessary steps from December onwards to work on flood control, and storage of water  instead of taking steps after its happening.   


By malladi madhukumar, Senior Manager- Marketing, Cement company  | 01 07 2010 10:53:45 +0000
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We can control or minimise the floods by interconnection of rivers where the total swelling water from some of the rivers would flow to dry basins of some rivers that would impact surly to minimise the floods to an extent?rest all please pray to god!!


By Dr. S.Pruthviraja pande, Visiting Professor, Bangalore/Ravenshaw University  | 12 25 2009 05:34:20 +0000
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Flood fury can be controlled with advanced planning.


By malladi madhukumar, Senior Manager- Marketing, Cement company  | 12 24 2009 02:40:23 +0000
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Water Water everywhere but not a drop to drink.......this should change NOW...Yes quite affirmative  with the belief if idea is not positive then solution will not turn out positive.

There is one beautiful example: In recent held Olympic games in China The opening ceremony was about to begin but the clouds started hovering around the sky then fearing that this can jeopardize the Opening Extravaganza, China fired missile that froze the clouds and the chances of rain got delayed they successfully performed the opening ceremony.

Our Solution:

We need to build a very big infra like we can construct big reserviors near dams where gallons of water can be stored and this infra should be devised in such a way that it should be used for multipurposes , now when requiement arises we can switch to our needs and flood water then can be recycled and can be airlifted to the countries where there is dearth of water and in such a way we can bring business to our Country.

Since this problem is always on the rise as Global warming will keep on burgeoning and also we should remember that alraedy 3/4 of earth is covered with water,So urgently need a very useful solution where water can be utilized for meaningful purposes of human life.

Also when Glaciers are melting there is energy conversion taking place and that process should be utilized to channel the energy in proper places.So here also infra is required around these melting zones and this will be quite worthwhile.

There is Huge business lying in the water Zone .75% Earth is covered with water and we are crying for water, does it make sense no way........

BOTTOM LINE STILL RULES: Necessity is the mother of invention.

 


By Manish Grover, Account Manager , Impressico Business Solutions Pvt Ltd  | 10 28 2009 07:04:20 +0000
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There is a way to prevent flooding.

  •  First of all the technology must be applied in the SCIENCE OF METEOROLOGY.
  •  Even there is sand and no water is running in rivers, rivers should have to be linked and should have to be made as a effective ,natural storm water drain.  
  • Floods are common in smallest river which can not accommodate the run off even if the rainfall is 10 cm or more for a shorter duration.  
  • As you all know that the prime source pf pure water is rainfall, the rainfall pattern must be studied widely
  • Application of technology in thwarting the meso scale circulation which are sometimes, capable of giving copious rainfall within shorter duration [i.e more than  4.0mm per fifteen minutes].  
  • Forest cover , I think, does not have a direct link with rainfall.  But deforestation may be a catalyst for soil erosion and thus for flooding.

By Hydride , SENIOR SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT, WEATHER  | 10 22 2009 16:51:46 +0000
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I strongly believe that we can prevent or at least control the destroying potential of natural calamities like floods in the near future. It is obvious that with today's technology, we cannot predict with accuracy or control the natural forces at work behind a flood, drought,storm or earthquake.

While it is true that global warming is the no.1 culprit behind such imbalances in nature, we have to appreciate the fact that global warming cannot be reversed or arrested overnight. Indeed we are very far from even making a significant change towards a positive reversal of global warming because the present green technologies are far away from replacing the conventional proven but polluting technologies. So the strategy for the present should be for better warning systems; better planning of settlements with proper identification of disaster prone areas; enhanced safety standards for buildings etc.

Regarding floods, it has to be seen how human interventions like dams, urban sprawl along the banks etc have affected the natural drainage potential of our rivers.    


By Jos Conil, Chief architect, Sovereign Developers and Infrastructure ltd  | 10 20 2009 09:53:56 +0000
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I totally agree that floods cannot be preverted in the emerging climate changes in which we are caught but can be managed in a betterway.

Dr. G.N.Yoga


By Dr.G.N.Yoganarasimhan , advisory, SECON Pvt Ltd  | 10 17 2009 01:56:49 +0000
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Yes, it possible.

Almost all the rivers are encroached and sold as plots.

Facilitate the flow of the river upto the sea from the origin.

Build dams whereever delta is there.

Interconnect all the rivers whereever feasible.


By D. Jawaharlal, Project Management Consultant, Freelancer  | 10 14 2009 11:32:12 +0000
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For anyone with a positive frame there  is a clear No to No,because there no   other option but to make all out efforts to correct the situation for future. How can one silently watch so much of death, destruction & devastation. 

Instead of basing everything on historical data the energy would be much better utilised if we work to take measures to prevent loss of life at onset. Surely the energy utilised in thinking how to safeguard, is better use than simply repeating it can not be done.  


By Ravindra Sharma, Managing Consultant, CHEF-India  | 10 14 2009 07:40:28 +0000
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yes. we can prevent flood. There so many ways to make it happened. First & fore most thing is that this has to be intiate by people. Government only brings ideas but never try folloe it. they only thing about money. & the citizens also never try to keep clean their surroundings. they must be responsible for cleaningtheir home & surrounding areas. most people will think that what he is saying. but let me prove. see we throw all garbage near garbage tin not in that bin, second thing govrenment not have any policy for recycling , again we all trow our plasti bags in garbage, drainage. this is the major cause of flood .


By Uday Uttam Kadam, Chef De Partis, Sammy's woodfired pizza  | 10 14 2009 01:04:27 +0000
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yes i agree


By Uday Uttam Kadam, Chef De Partis, Sammy's woodfired pizza  | 10 14 2009 01:03:36 +0000
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yes. i can be possible. But only government can not do it, it has to be supported by citizens.


By Uday Uttam Kadam, Chef De Partis, Sammy's woodfired pizza  | 10 14 2009 00:50:07 +0000
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yes the floods can be controlled .......with the given suggestion by the experts.....the need at this moment is the proper design of this flood affected area. Its the government to take up the challenge and we engineers responsibility to deliver it.


By Ajay Hulji, Sr. Planning Engineer, SPCL  | 10 13 2009 17:26:09 +0000
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I firmly believe that it is possible to manage and handle floods. In fact if we seriously analyse  the recent floods, it is very clear that this is not 'Flood' but 'Flash Flood'. The present floods are due to unscientific and callous use/misuse of man made water structures like dams, canals etc. Concerned authorities of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are to be blamed for the floods. In the present case, all the dams across flooded rivers were kept brimming even prior to the onset of monsoon/rains. Data is available as to the rainfall for over a period of 100 years. Even if the rainfall is unprecedented and heavy to 200-300%, it will not reseult in floods. if the dams were kept to minimum levels, the fresh rain water will have space for safe parking. But now, the fresh water resulted in flash floods. Also due to the reservoirs in full capacity, the catchment areas lacked absorption into ground.

It is also required to analyse as to why the concerned authorities did not empty the reservoirs ahead of rains. This is mainly because of sheer politics. Politicians urge the authorities to hold water without releasing to neighboring states for unscientific reasons. Rather for political reasons. 

This is the main reason observed in River Kosi case also.

Finally I can say that Floods can be managed, not politicians.

Any solutions for managing Politicians?

 

 

 


By BSR GUPTA, General Manager, IDEB Projects P. Ltd  | 10 13 2009 13:37:35 +0000
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Yes we can prevent it with long term policy with NGOs, Govoernment.


By A , Fire Prevention & Protection, TATA STEEL LTD  | 10 13 2009 10:11:12 +0000
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WE CAN AVOID THE NATURAL DISISTER, WE SO CALLED, FLOOD. THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH CERST TO AVOID DUST IS COVEREED WITH IMPERVIOUS MATERIAL LIKE, TAR, CONCRETE ETC THIS DO NOT ALLOW THE WATER TO PERCOLATE WHERE IT FALLS AND WATER TRIES TO RUN IN A SLOPE DIRECTION, THIS ACCUMULATED WATER CAUSES THE FLOOD,. THE SURFACE IS PERVIOUS, IT WILL PERCOLATE AND THER WOULD WE VERY LESS RUNNING WSTER OVER THE SURFACE. THIS MAN MADE DESISTER IS ALSO AVOIDED BY REQUSING THE GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES, LIKE THE USE OF AIRCONDITIONER, HEAT GENERATED DEVICE LIKE NUCLIER POWER GENERATION ETC.


By PRASHANT VAKILNA, Tech Support Engineer, K. RAHEJA  | 10 13 2009 05:54:58 +0000
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Yes, we can prevent it -- at least to a large extent; and we can also control it majorly.

 

Here are the reasons I think it can be done.

 

To prevent the floods, we can fight global warming. This can be done by

  1. planting more trees,
  2. saving our forests,
  3. going for energy-saving devices,
  4. using public transport preferably,
  5. rely more on wind power and solar power. p
  6. polluting less (like using less plastic bags and not putting on a/c all the time)
  7. using and promoting handicrafts (we could at least start referring to our village industries as "green industries" as a way to improve their branding in the eyes of our friends and others)
  8. and other ways (like car pooling, etc)

 

To fight floods when they occur:

  1. the reservoirs, the rivers and maybe even the lakes will have to be dredged so that they become wider and deeper and can accommodate more flood water,
  2. dam walls will have to be made much taller and much stronger so that they don't break down, overflow or have to be opened up to prevent their fall during floods
  3. More trees will have to be planted at the village level so that the strong flood currents ebb and kinetic force of the water doesn't cause destruction
  4. High capacity drainage systems will have to be made near the rivers, dams, lakes, reservoirs for channeling flood water to underground storage tanks, which can be used in drought affected areas
  5. Drainage system will be needed at the village level itself which would channel flood water to some underground storage tanks, which can be used in drought affected areas

Please note that I'm not a technical person and these are just some top-of-the mind suggestions, which I think would help.


By Shahnawaz Islam, PR & Media Relations Manager, National Institute of Smart Governance  | 10 13 2009 05:45:58 +0000
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Yes, flood can be managed and controlled to a great extent. The long planned river linking project would really be a great relief to the people and communities living in delta and river basin. The other important thing is that water shed projects must be undertaken in flood prone India to store flood water and utilise it in agriculture. And, huge plantation of mangrove and similar plants must be undertaken along river banks and coast line across the country. This kind of water storage system and plantation must help reducing the impact of carbon emission and save the communties from disasters like flood and the wrath of global warming as it is referred as a reason behind the phenomenon of frequent natural disasters.


By Basudev Mahapatra, Head of News & Content (Broadcast), HOTnHIT Newsfeatures (HNF)  | 10 12 2009 23:59:24 +0000
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India by nature of its size is a land of contrast. When there is destruction by flood in one region there is a destruction by drought in another. This is going on and on for years and we are losing lives in flood and productivity in drought. It is from this understanding Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, endorsed the idea of linking the rivers of India. In this case, when there is flood in one of the rivers the water can be diverted to other rivers or channels with less water or could be evenly distributed. By this means we can manage both flood and drought. Not only, it provides alternate means of travel and transporation, a source for power production, fishing, tourism, etc. Any impact to environment can be reduced if not averted fully by careful and meticuluous planning and implementation. The current government is giving crores of rupees from the pocket of tax-payers to NGREA scheme, in which the government guarantees work or money for the days without work. And as is obvious, it is given free without work with no benefit for the tax-payer whatsoever. If the government can take this work, it can guarantee work in NGREA, as well manage flood, drought and do some thing just for the tax-payers whose money they are wasting for votes. So in short, drought and flood management can be done and would not be done until people makes a move for it or unless the houses of the parliamentarians is going to flooded


By Sivasathivel Kandasamy, PhD Student, INRA  | 10 12 2009 12:06:38 +0000
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With support of residents we can always turn things possible. the major cause of floods in rainy season is blocked drainage system due to plastics.

good drainage system, water harvesting, and plans to route the rain water to natural water resources(lake, pond, other water resorvoirs can prevent floods.

also building river bank, will be help ful to prevent flooding.

Them is:

restrict (Harvest rain water to your house, crop field.

restrict rain water in village to the village.

can work with support from farmers, residents, and the authorites. Also this will prevent both draught and flooding.


By Ameya N Bhate, Consultant, Det Norske Veritas  | 10 11 2009 17:40:17 +0000
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Most of the destruction due to natural disasters happens due to Non-preparedness of human beings and not reponding properly to the situations.

Most people feel that global warming and similar causes create flood but even these phenomenon are not happening overnight or within fraction of seconds.

Well equipped meterology,proper management and well prepared disaster management system is definate answer to tackle the floods.

To quote recent example, the reaction to excess water dissipation and removing people from catchment areas and similar causes (as mentioned above) had lead to maximum losses.


By Shailesh Vadalkar, Business Analyst, Al Rostamani Pegel LLC  | 10 08 2009 19:21:40 +0000
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I think yes, by properly channelizing our rivers floods can be preventing or at-least their destructive extent can be reduced to maximum.


By subodh kumar, B.Tech/B.E. student, Shri Sant Gadge Baba College Of Engineering & Technology  | 10 07 2009 17:13:20 +0000
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Yes we can tackle the floods and the damage can be minimized to the maximum extent. The way is to answer these:

Why the rivers, which have been alive for more than thousands of years are dying?

Why we are buliding countless projects on rivers in the name of development?

Are we stopping the natural flow of the water?

Is it possible to reduce the global warming in this sort of development that is taking place?

Is Development a real development withour considering Environment as a major factor?and there are so many unanswered questions nature has for us. Try answering all those. Yes it is possible to tackle floods  or to that any calamity.

In the name of development, human being is actually causing the damage to the nature.


By rahulk , Marketing Executive, AmaraRaja Batteries Limited  | 10 07 2009 07:04:22 +0000
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Its very difficult to say wheather we can prevent the flood or not...!! but we can minimize the chances of damage by applying some remedial measures like public awareness, disaster management and somehow technically also.

I think we all know bout the public awareness and disaster management, but technically govt or local body sometimes have to check the possible flow direction, bed level of the rivers, streams, etc in the near by areas wheather properly maintained or not, drainage system, etc.

I think if we consider all these we can somehow minimize the damage. 


By Tanvir Parves Ahmed, Civil Engineer-Highway Roadway, Industrial, QA/QC Engineers India Ltd  | 10 06 2009 17:00:54 +0000
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Preventing flood is possible but will be a long term activity. If one remembers, The previous NDA govt has mooted out the idea of linking of the major rivers of the nation and having a national river policy. The problem of flood is directly related to two basic issues namely drainage system and river training works. These two issues tackled in tandem will greatly reduce the chances of flood and water logging. These will require monumental capital which does not seem to be available with the govt.

The drainage system management will face the uphill task of removial of massive encroachment rampant in almost every part of our country. The municipalities/municipal corporations of almost all towns lack initiative and the technical expertise in the field of improvement of drainage system. The removal of encroachments is directly linked to the improvement of drainage system and efforts in this direction may get thwarted due to legal hassles.

Coming to the national project of linking the major rivers, this will be possible with the public-private participation on the lines of BOT/BOLT system. The govt will have to use the expertise of international level consultants working in this field and a lot of ground data will be required. BUT IT IS POSSIBLE if we start taking initiative.

The govt has just agreed to spend Rs 1500 crores for cleaning of Ganga river with an aim to achieve complete cleanliness by 2020. We have to think on similar lines, adopt a long term planning and find ways to implement the plans to achieve the goal.


By Bhavesh Kumar, contract management, Govt Sector  | 10 06 2009 16:03:07 +0000
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We can prevent floods but we can't prevent global warning it is a natural calamity,Especially in india the layout(plan) adopted by the local authority is in proper way E.g)Googleearth.com we can identify our houses,roads,canals,rivers and bridges ,Technology is advanced but we are lacking development in infrastructure, Properly developed system like providing drainage ,water supply,OHT,roads,culverts,tunnels ,bridges,trenches,rain water harvesting etc,if these systems are properly functioning i.e)In times of floods water level is raising, excess water should be diverted and joined with near by ponds,rivers,valleys and seas,but in india water is stagnated throughout our streets,Every state government in india is allocating fund and renewing the system but we don't know when it will be fullfilled and completed

Thanks&regards,

P.Vimalan

G.E.T.Power Pvt Ltd

 

 


By VIMALAN , DIRECTOR, VIRGIN ENGINEERS  | 10 06 2009 10:58:12 +0000
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I agree with Anjali Bhatia.Disaster management has to be strengthened.


By Mohammad Bakhsh, Consultant(Civil), Rail Vikas Nigam Limited  | 10 06 2009 10:45:51 +0000
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Go to the basics and try to recall how a life survived again all ODDS during all the different  AGES so far.Discussions are healthy if only done for a solution and there is a solution to every problem -- natural as well as self created.

It may not vanish in a while but definately will if start act immediately without delays. We can JOIN all the RIVERS and CANALS of our country at the earliest to get rid of the floods,droughts etc and can also find a new water transpotation to off-load some traffic off our poor roads.THINK.

Plant trees around you  it costs less than a pizza.

Respect the NATURE and be HER best friend..........forever.

Rajeev


By Rajiv Leekha, Director , RNM Realtors Pvt. Ltd  | 10 06 2009 09:47:37 +0000
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Flood is a Natural activities which is in control of God. But even we can prevent it by taking advance initial steps. "Prevention is Better than Cure" It depends on human being that how they contribute to control it. Why Flood? Where Flood? When Flood? Its all about Global Warming for that we are responsible. So, we have to contribute in prevention of these types of natural activities. 


By prakashraj kumavat, MBA/PGDM student, Omegan School of Business (ICFAI Tripura)  | 10 06 2009 08:41:13 +0000
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we cannot prevent but definitely we can divert flood water...........


By Ajay Ziz, Dy. Registrar,, University of Jammu  | 10 20 2009 10:13:21 +0000
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No .. Flood is a natural phenomenon and thus it is not controllable by human. we found that the flood occurs due to global warming, but if we think back to the centuries back then also there is natural calamities and ofcourse floods when there is very large forests exists. so we can conclude that there  is no need to search for a reason for flood it cant be prevented. But I think if we together with great ideas can reduce the dreading effects of floods. 


By Reni sebastian, Assistant Engineer, State government of Keralam  | 10 15 2009 15:39:05 +0000
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Flood is a natural clalmity and disaster.If someone talks about prevention it's a superhuman credential !!

Appologies for the hard sounding reply.

It's also agrreable that the global warming is contributing majoritily in this and this has proven in past 26th july Precipitation followed by floods in Mumbai and recent occurence in phillipines.

But there are always some ways out by implimenting disaster management plan at the deep root level

We however can plan disaster management with the new technology that requires highly skilled operatives and sophisticated information systems to control possible calamities 

Unfortunately this no longer seems to be an issue for improvisation in Political agendas of any patry.

This is that deep route level awareness expected .

Govt has implimented disastermanagement information awareness at the CBSE  school syllabus to make every further literate aware about. Beyond that there are high level commitees are formed.

It must establish link for information and action to be interfaced between satellite reaserch labs,various govt bodies and the people.It also requires careful msaterplan to coordinate with desater mangement plan requirements.Alltogether it boils down to strong Political Will.  


By Sachin Sabnis, Assistant Commercial Manager, Arabian Construction Company  | 10 13 2009 14:16:28 +0000
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No way, it's not possible. to some extent we can like controlling the global warming but it's not in the hands of one individual or a country for that matter the entire world has to come forward then only it's possible. Even after constructing new and big drainagae system it'll clear the water logging only up to a perticular limit. So the best way is to consruct bigger dams and reservoirs and use the capacity only up to 70% or store the water that's required for the entire season plus calculated period if rains are delayed. in this way we can control the loss due to flooding. The second option is connect all major rivers with small rivers and canals and reservoirs so that excess water can be channelised properly without much damage to the publuc and properties. Otherwise it's a big no.    


By B.Mehernath , Marketing & Technical Head, Bondit Construction Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.  | 10 10 2009 11:36:44 +0000
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More and more Ideas and techniques can prevent it till specified period of time then what after that.

We can try our level best, but we cannot stop the natural thing……That’s why we called as a Human Being.


By Mohammed Abdul Bari, Network Support Engineer@ETISALAT, Dubai  | 10 07 2009 20:29:00 +0000
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Bharatamatha gramavasini - Mother India stays in villages, but no one else wants to stay in villages. Urbanites dont get converted themselves in to villagers but villagers are getting converted in to urbanites. Nature is slowly dying to give place to concrete jungle. This way the greenery is prevented from cooling mother India.

Ozone layer depletion due to various reasons like automizations, vehicle & factory emissions etc also causing havoc. Underground wealth depletion like mining, petroleum excavations and their burning causes imbalance in earth core/mantle, causing various calamities like earth quakes and tsunami etc. thereby reducing the earth orbit length and dragging of earth/unverse towards the sun causing global warming. These reasons have already caused irreversible damage which is the reason for unpredictable seasons which may cause floods or draught.

I support Mr. Charles that floods and draught will continue to create problems in the days to come. We have to prepare ourselves for that.


By taranath joshi, DGM Operations, EOL,  | 10 07 2009 16:38:09 +0000
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Monsoon is natural phenoma whose natural occurence is important for crops. Heavy monsoon is a huge source of fresh & clear water that can be used for many personal uses. So instead of thinking of ways to stop floods , emphasis should be given to desiging channel ensuring controlled flow of water & storage.


By santosh kumar, Marketing Manager, AUTOMOBILE  | 10 07 2009 13:42:32 +0000
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Floods have been occuring from time immemorial and will cotinue to happen in years to come.we cannot change it nor should we do anything to obstruct it.

For what we state as necessities we have been constructing structures earlier and then  started to construct structures indiscriminately and aganist nature for Comforts.

We in cities are selfish to the core that we need all comforts Bribe our way to all means and to cater to the cities Dams and canalsand pipeline projects ,hyrdoelectric projects are made here and there destroying forests and submerging poor farmers land to see that cities get WATER and ELECTRICITY

The farmers are at the receiving end .they lose lands ,they dont get the share of thy water or electricity(power cuts go to the extent of 18 hours a day in villages compared to 2 hrs in cities).and they bear the brunt of the global warming (mostly conrtbuted by cities and urban lifestyle) by becoming homeless and lost crops!!!

If we can all live simple life , treat every one as humans and become unselfish then there is a way out.Then we will look at the picture of comfort from broad perspective and design and build infrastructure which will suit everybodys needs .Its then floods will have very min devastation and in such calamities help and normalcy will be early

That is the ONLY way out

 


By Charles davison, Project Manager, Douglas OHI LLC  | 10 07 2009 04:14:04 +0000
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Since the last 2 or 3 years the signs of global warming have become more prominent. Monsoon has become irregular, season cycle has been disrupted and there are more natural calamities these days. But this is just the beginning, we are going to see more of these things in near future. There would be an increase in floods, droughts & other sort of calamities, the overall temperature would increase and summers would get longer.

With the impacts of global warming rising, occurrence of floods would increase. I agree that at the moment we can't prevent floods but it's sure that we have to devise a way for that. One of the starkest examples of global warming was recently in Bihar. Recently northern Bihar was submerged in floods while there was a drought in southern Bihar. We need to channelize our rivers. If rivers were properly channelized in Bihar such a condition wouldn't have occurred. Also more dams have to be build. That would resolve the dual problem of energy crisis & floods. At the moment floods can't be prevented but certainly we have to find a way to do so in near future.   


By Suvrajit Gangopadhyay, B.E. (Elex. & Comm.)  | 10 06 2009 09:20:21 +0000
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To prevent floods, first we have to know the reasons for it. Whenever we try to disbalance the laws of nature, these type of diaster happens. Creating dams, lot of deforestations during the past few years,Global warming etc dis balanced the water balance in rivers thus created floods. Before taking any flood preservative measures, first we should take care not to create the reasons resulting in occurance of floods.Then only these will get prevented or else we will have to suffer like ever and who knows, even worst situation...


By Sarika Singh, Assistant Professor, BIT  | 10 06 2009 07:55:48 +0000
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