DRR, Landscapes, Social Protection, Water
Wetlands; Kerala; Flooding; Flood; Ecosystem-Based Solutions
12 October 18
In this blog, more details are given on the Kerala floods, providing insights on the wetlands in the area.
The beautiful southern India state of Kerala was devastated by unprecedented floods in August 2018. The scale of damages is staggering – as many as 0.2 million people were rendered homeless, over 10,000 kilometres of roads damaged, 2.8 billion US dollars in economic losses, nearly 500 lives lost, not to speak of immense stress and trauma such events can bring.