Integrated Flood Management in Kampala, Overall Assessment of Flood Risk with Pilot Flood Hazard Mapping under Climate Change

The project is conducted according to the principles of integrated flood management, carried out under the auspices of UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI). The objectives of the assessment include 1. a comprehensive, city-wide assessment of the risks of flooding that is based upon the principles of integrated flood management as an overview, 2. undertaking a detailed flood risk assessment in a representative ‘hotspot’ neighbourhood in the city as agreed with stakeholders and the client that is believed to suffer from high levels of hazard, exposure and vulnerability and 3. the development of a proposed policy, along with detailed, cost-effective recommendations (including proposed bylaw) in the form of an action plan that will, in the future, lead to improved and integrated flood management. Works are carried out with a special focus on assessing climate change conditions with increasing frequencies of extreme events.

Actual services provided by our staff within the assignment:
Elements of work included on-site assessments of drainage situation, the development of SuDS Recommendations for masterplan updating considering urban growth and climate change as well as stakeholder/counterpart interaction and training.

Name of client: UN-Habitat
Start date (month/year): 03/2012
Completion date (month/year): 03/2013