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Building resilient landscapes in the Mahanadi Delta, India

In the densely populated areas of the Mahanadi Delta, we restore wetlands and improve water management to reduce the risk of disasters. We help vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change and improve their capacity to bounce back if floods do occur. The delta contains biodiversity hotspots and is also the socio-economic hub of the state of Odisha, supporting more than one-third of its population. The Mahanadi Delta and Kosi-Gandak floodplains are ravaged by floods each year, which have lost their productivity due to climate change and newly built hard infrastructure.