Ecosystem based disaster risk reduction at Indian Sundarbans: A lesson learned from AMPHAN supercyclone

Chowdhury, Abhiroop, Naz, Aliya, Iyer, Aparna Shankar and Bhattacharyya, Santanu (2021) Ecosystem based disaster risk reduction at Indian Sundarbans: A lesson learned from AMPHAN supercyclone. In: IOP conference series: Earth and environmental science, volume 796, community based research and innovations in civil engineering, 18-19 March 2021, Jaipur, India.

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Ecosystem based Disaster Risk reduction is the sustainable, green method to minimize cyclone damages at tropical coasts. As a part of a climate change resilience project initiated in 2012, 102 hectare of multispecies mangrove plantation was established at eastern corner of Indian Sundarbans. The AMPHAN supercyclone, have caused immeasurable destruction in the region, between 16-21st May, 2020. This research brings forward the field observations on effectiveness of community managed mangrove plantation in ameliorating disaster impacts. Study revealed that mangrove bio-shield minimized property damage during the cyclone by reducing flooding through earthen embankment stabilization and managing the wind speed, direction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Community managed plantation | Ecosystem based Disaster Risk reduction | Ecosystem services | Mangrove | Natural disaster | Super cyclone
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Geography
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2021 07:17
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 18:54
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Funders: Karl Kübel Stiftung für kind und de Familie, Bensheim,Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Additional Information: Authors acknowledge the project team of ‘People’s empowerment and Mangrove restoration’ (P.E.M.R) programme implemented at Indian Sundarbans by Tagore Society for Rural Development between 2012- 2017. We thank the project team, Saumyendra Roy (KKS) for providing picture of AMPHAN disaster and sharing information.


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