India - Vulnerability of Kolkata metropolitan area to increased precipitation in a changing climate

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2114
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Other Environmental Study
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World Bank
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2012-03-19T10:14:18Z
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2012-03-19T10:14:18Z
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2011-06-01
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This study aims to strengthen the understanding of the vulnerability of Kolkata from increased precipitation caused by climate change effects with a specific goal to: compile a data base with past weather related information and damage caused by extreme weather related episodes; develop hydrological, hydraulic, and storm drainage models to identify vulnerable areas and determine physical damage estimates resulting from climate change effects; assess monetary, social, and environmental impacts resulting from such climate change events; and strengthen local capabilities so that the planning process for Kolkata can account for climate related damage effects in future while analyzing all new projects. In this study, precipitation events in Kolkata based on available historical rainfall data for 25 years has been considered as a baseline (without climate change) scenario. The study modeled the impact of climate change on increased flooding in Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA). The main causes of flooding in KMA are intense precipitation, overtopping of the Hooghly River due to water inflow from local precipitation as well as that from the catchment area, and storm surge effects. Land subsidence was not included in the study as it was felt to be a localized problem in only a few pockets.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2818
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English
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World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACID
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ACIDS
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AGRICULTURE
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AIR
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AIR POLLUTION
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ARTERIAL ROADS
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AUTOMOBILE
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BANKS
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BAY
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BRIDGE
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BUILDING CODES
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BUS
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BUSES
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BUSINESS AS USUAL SCENARIO
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CARBON
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CARBON FINANCE
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CARBON FOOTPRINT
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CASE STUDIES
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CHEMICALS
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CLIMATE
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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CLIMATE CHANGE CONDITIONS
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CLIMATE CHANGE FORECASTS
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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT
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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT
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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
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CLIMATE CHANGE RISK
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CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS
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CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIO
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CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIOS
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CLIMATE CHANGES
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CLIMATE RISKS
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CLIMATIC EVENTS
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CO
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COASTAL AREAS
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COASTAL ZONE
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COLORS
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COMMUTERS
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CONSTRUCTION
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CONVERGENCE
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COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE
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DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
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DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS
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DAMAGES
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DATA SOURCES
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DISASTER
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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DISASTER SITUATIONS
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DISASTERS
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DISCHARGE
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DRAINAGE
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DRAINAGE BASINS
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DRAINAGE FACILITIES
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DRAINAGE NETWORKS
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DRIVERS
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DRY CLIMATE
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DRY WEATHER
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EARTHQUAKE
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EARTHQUAKES
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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EFFLUENTS
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ELECTRICITY
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EMISSION
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EMISSION SCENARIOS
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EMISSIONS
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EMISSIONS SCENARIOS
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ENERGY SOURCES
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ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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EROSION
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EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
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EXTREME EVENTS
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EXTREME PRECIPITATION
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EXTREME SCENARIOS
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EXTREME WEATHER
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EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
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FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS
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FIRE
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FLOOD
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FLOOD DAMAGE
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FLOOD EVENTS
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FLOOD HAZARDS
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FLOOD INSURANCE
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FLOOD MANAGEMENT
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FLOOD MITIGATION
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FLOOD PROTECTION
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FLOODED
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FLOODING
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FLOODPLAINS
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FLOODS
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FOREST
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FORESTRY
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FORESTS
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FOSSIL ENERGY
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FOSSIL FUELS
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FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE
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GENERATORS
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GREEN AREAS
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GREEN BELT
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GROUND WATER
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GROUNDWATER
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HEALTH RISKS
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HEAVY RAINS
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HEAVY TRAFFIC
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HIGHWAYS
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HYDRAULIC IMPACTS
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HYDROLOGICAL MODEL
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HYDROLOGY
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IMAGES
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IMPACT OF CLIMATE
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IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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INFORMATION SYSTEM
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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
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INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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IPCC
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LAKES
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LAND SUBSIDENCE
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LAND USE
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LAND USE PATTERN
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LAND-USE PLANNING
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LANDFILL
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LOCAL RAINFALL
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LONG-TERM CLIMATE CHANGE
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MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
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MAXIMUM WIND SPEED
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MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
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MEAN TEMPERATURE
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MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
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MIXED USE
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MODAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM
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MODELING CLIMATE CHANGE
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MONSOONS
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NATIONAL HIGHWAYS
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NATURAL DEPRESSIONS
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NATURAL DISASTERS
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NATURAL HAZARDS
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NUTRIENTS
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PARKS
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PASSENGERS
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PEAK TRAFFIC
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PEAK TRAFFIC PERIODS
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PEAT
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PHARMACEUTICALS
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PHYSICAL DAMAGE
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PLANNING PROCESS
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POLLUTION
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POLLUTION CONTROL
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PONDS
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POPULATION DENSITY
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POPULATION GROWTH
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PRECIPITATION
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PRECIPITATION EVENTS
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PRECIPITATION INTENSITY
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PUBLIC AWARENESS
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RAILWAYS
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RAIN
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RAINFALL
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RAINFALL DATA
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RAINFALL EVENTS
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RAINFALL INTENSITIES
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RAINFALL INTENSITY
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RAINFALL RUNOFF
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RAINY SEASON
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RANGES
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RELATIVE HUMIDITY
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RELIEF
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RIVER
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RIVERINE
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ROAD
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ROAD DAMAGE
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ROAD SPACE
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ROADS
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SAND
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SANITATION
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SEA LEVEL RISE
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SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
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SEA-LEVEL
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SEA-LEVEL RISE
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SEDIMENTS
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SEWAGE TREATMENT
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SEWER SYSTEMS
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SLUM
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SLUMS
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SOLAR RADIATION
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STATE HIGHWAYS
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STORM
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STORM EVENTS
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STORM RUNOFF
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STORM SURGE
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STORM SURGE DATA
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STORM SURGES
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STORM WATER
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STORMS
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STUDY AREA
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SUBURBS
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SURFACE TRANSPORT
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SURFACE WATER
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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY
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SURGE HEIGHT
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TAXIS
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TEMPERATURE
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TEMPERATURE DATA
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TEMPERATURE INCREASE
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TOPOGRAPHY
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TRAFFIC
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TRAFFIC POLICE
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TRANSIT
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TRANSPORT
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TRANSPORT SECTOR
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TRANSPORT SERVICES
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TRANSPORT SYSTEM
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TRANSPORTATION
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TROPICAL CYCLONE
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TROPICAL CYCLONES
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TSUNAMIS
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UNDERGROUND
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URBAN SPRAWL
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VEHICLE
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VEHICLES
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WATER POLLUTION
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WATER RETENTION
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WATER RUNOFF
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WATER TREATMENT
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WATERSHED
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WAVES
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WETLAND
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WETLAND AREA
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WETLAND MANAGEMENT
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WETLANDS
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WIND
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WIND DAMAGE
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WIND SPEED
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India - Vulnerability of Kolkata metropolitan area to increased precipitation in a changing climate
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Climate Change
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2011-10-26
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333038_20120207222202
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Transport and ICT
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Water
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yes
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000333038_20120207222202
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15781516
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53282
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/02/07/000333038_20120207222202/Rendered/PDF/532820ESW0IN0R05B00PUBLIC0100260110.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
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India
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South Asia
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Asia
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General water
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sanitation and flood protection sector
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General public administration sector
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General industry and trade sector
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General energy sector
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General agriculture
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General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector
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Water
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Water, sanitation and flood protection
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Public Administration
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Law
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Industry and trade
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Energy and mining
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Agriculture
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fishing
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and forestry
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Science and Technology Development :: Science of Climate Change
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Urban Development :: Hazard Risk Management
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Environment :: Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
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Transport Economics Policy and Planning
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Water Resources :: Wetlands
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Transport
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Env. Water Resources & Climate (SASDI)
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