Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP)

 One of the major objectives of the project is to reduce human and material losses from Glacier Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF) arising from the Imja lake which is shown in this picture.

Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP. The project is being implemented by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under the Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) as the lead implementing agency. The objective of CFGORRP is to reduce human and material losses from Glacier Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF) in Solukhumbu district and catastrophic flooding events in the Terai and Churia Range ...Read More

 

 

What have we accomplished so far

  • Successful lowering of the water level in Imja Lake by 3.4 meters through construction of an artificial open channel
  • Hydromet and GLOF Sensors operationalized in the periphery of Imja Lake, including automated early-warning sirens in six prime settlements across the 50 km high risk zone of the Imja Dudh Koshi River Corridor
  • 13.4 km of embankment with gabion revetment and bioengineering works completed to stabilize the course of the river 
  • Sediment trap measures implemented in 11 sediment-laden tributaries of Ratu
  • 7.4 km flood-proofing drainage systems and 35 elevated tube wells operationalized
  • 18 safe evacuation centers developed 
  • 36 Community Based Early Warning Systems (CBEWS) operationalized
  • Sediment Monitoring Protocols developed as a resource material and shared among collaborating partners ... Read More

Latest Updates

A local shows the flood-proofing drainage system in Nainhi. Photo: CFGORRP
Walled in by water

The flood-proofing drainage system in Nainhi in Mahottari built with support of UNDP, Government of Nepal and GEF has not only helped locals prepare better to withstand the rainy season, but also raised their productivity and mobility more 

A stretch of embankment in Sarpallo, Mahottari. Photo: CFGORRP
Emerging from fear: Flood-control interventions in Mahottari

Thanks to flood-control measures put in place with the support of UNDP, Government of Nepal and GEF’s CFGORRP, residents of Sarpallo in Mahottari are far more confident about being able to minimize loss of life in flash floodsmore 

Chandra Giri of Dhati Tole, Hadiya VDC, Udaypur. Photo: CFGORRP
On safer ground

Embankments constructed by the Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project in a village in Udaypur have proved effective in protecting residents and their properties against the impacts of heavy flooding—and worked wonders to restore locals’ confidencemore 

Caretaker of the CBFEWS in Lalgadh, Dhanusha, Mahendra Karki shows the upgraded telemetry-based equipment. Photo: CFGORRP
Forewarned, forearmed

With the installation and operationalization of Community-Based Flood Early Warning Systems at strategic locations along the Ratu river by the Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project, vulnerable communities in areas at high risk of floods have been able to better prepare themselves against disastermore 

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