Flooding in cities can be caused by rivers, coastal floods, pluvial and ground water floods, and artificial system failures; they typically stem from a complex combination of causes, including meteorological and hydrological extremes, i.e. extreme precipitation and flows. However, they also frequently occur as a result of human activities, including unplanned growth and development in floodplains, or from the breach of a dam or an embankment.
The learning process on “Flood Management for Risk Informed Urban Development” aims at the development of solution options which tackle your urban flood risk management challenge(s) and that is/are locally adapted. With a focus on gender equity and climate change adaptation measures, the learning process will specifically:
The thematic focus is on:
Further information: Call for Participants [pdf, 254 kb, 4 pages]
Sophia Kamau, Connective Cities Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, sophia.kamau(at)giz.de