How did NATO help after major floods in Pakistan in 2010?
NATO aircraft delivered more relief supplies to Pakistani flood victims with a shipment on 5 October of more than 17 metric tonnes of food, clothing and medical supplies donated by Germany.
What can be done to reduce flood risk in Pakistan?
Protecting forests and natural resources can significantly reduce flood risks, he says. This means developing new laws and implementing existing ones to protect the environment, along with strengthening flood early warning system and restricting development in floodplain zones.
What caused the floods in Pakistan in 2010?
Causes. The floods were driven by rain. The rainfall anomaly map published by NASA showed unusually intense monsoon rains attributed to La Niña. On 21 June, the Pakistan Meteorological Department cautioned that urban and flash flooding could occur from July to September in the north parts of the country.
Do you believe that floods can have some positive effects?
Flood contributes fresh water and waste to the wetlands that carry and deposit nutrient-rich sediments that support both plant and animal life of the wetlands. Returns nutrients to soil: Flood distributes and deposits river sediments over large areas of land.
What were the impacts of the floods?
Floods have large social consequences for communities and individuals. As most people are well aware, the immediate impacts of flooding include loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne diseases.
How are floods managed?
Some of the common techniques used for flood control are the installation of rock beams, rock rip-raps, sand bags, maintenance of normal slopes with vegetation or application of soil cements on steeper slopes and construction or expansion of drainage. Other methods include dykes, dams, retention basins or detention.
How can we prevent flooding in geography?
Afforestation. Afforestation involves the planting of trees in a drainage basin to increase interception and storage while reducing surface run off. This reduces a river’s discharge and so makes it less likely to flood.