Overall Red alert Drought for India and Sri Lanka-2019
in India, Sri Lanka

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012873
Name: India and Sri Lanka-2019
Countries: India, Sri Lanka
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 214 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 259664 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Small dams, a harbinger of resolving Pakistan’s water woesMon, 22 Jul 2019 07:42:00 +0200.

F.P. Report. PESHAWAR: Known as the home of longest River Indus (3180km) in Asia, Pakistan is a unique country with plenty of small and big rivers gifted with natural sites for construction of more dams to address the longstanding water woe
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Small dams, a harbinger of resolving Pakistan’s water woesMon, 22 Jul 2019 05:13:00 +0200.

Peshawar. Known as the home of longest River Indus (3180km) in Asia, Pakistan is a unique country with plenty of small and big rivers — gifted with natural sites for construction of more dams to address the longstanding water woes of the co
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India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citize ... Sun, 21 Jul 2019 07:08:00 +0200.

By Joydeep Gupta, Mubina Akhtar. Nearly a thousand people have been killed by floods in Nepal, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam in India, and in Bangladesh. Almost all of southern and interior western India is grappling with water scarcity. Wit
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Monsoni, siccità e frane: i disastri ambientali affliggono la v ... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:51:00 +0200.

In queste settimane il Paesi che si affacciano sul Golfo del Bengala sono colpiti da forti tempeste monsoniche. Oltre 567mila persone sono state colpite in nove province da frane e cattive condizioni atmosferiche. Massima allerta sulla cost
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),