Responding to Climate Change in Mozambique – Component Water

Through the project “Responding to Climate Change” the Government of Mozambique wants to prepare the country for the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time create opportunities for sustainable growth and investment. The project focuses on identifying and implementing adaptation and mitigation options and strengthens national capacity to deal with climate change. The objective of the “Water” component is to present a study that defines the policies, strategies and investment programs on how Mozambique can reduce the vulnerability of the rural and urban areas to extreme events exacerbated by climate change, and increase their ability to project themselves.

Actual services provided by our staff within the assignment:
The work focus on river basin planning for the Zambezi, Limpopo and Pungwe rivers and includes the development of a hydrological database, river basin profiles, climate change downscaling, scenarios, an online interactive DSS ( using open source GIS software and models, flood modelling and flood mapping for rural areas along the Zambezi, Limpopo and Pungwe, assessing urban drainage scenarios for Maputo, water for agriculture (rainfed and irrigation) as well as design and recommendations for river training and defence works.

Name of client: INGC
Start date (month/year): 04/2011
Completion date (month/year): 01/2012