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3. Understanding Flood Risk and Livelihood Resilience in Begusarai

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Abstract

Flooding is the deluging of a normally dry area caused by a high flow or discharge of water into an established stream, such as a river, stream or drainage channel, or a water pond near the node where there is occurrence of precipitation and overflow from the banks result in diffusion of water in the plains. The past study of flood trends shows that humans have gradually moved focus from flood control to adaption in order to limit the effects of flooding on various livelihood activities. This is in part due to the realization that flood control measures have constraints because of the fluctuating climatic changes, policy implementation challenges and limitations of flood prediction methods. Also some factors are often non-controllable, like the fact that major tributaries originate from neighbouring countries and as a result water flow is not always in control of the home state or nation. The study is based around the sustainable livelihood framework which assesses residents’ access to livelihood assets across five categories with an aim of better understanding of the ways in which people develop and sustain their livelihoods.

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Metadata
Title
Understanding Flood Risk and Livelihood Resilience in Begusarai
Author
Rashmi
Copyright Year
2024
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-50113-5_3