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A community based flood warning system in the Buzi River Basin

SIDPABB: A community based flood warning system in the Buzi River Basin, Mozambique: The year 2000. After months of heavy rains, Cyclone Eline hit the eastern coast of Mozambique on February 22nd. Click "read more" for further info...

Dramatic rainstorms caused the water-levels of Mozambique major rivers to increase by up to 5 metres above average. As a response to increasingly frequent floods the Mozambican Disaster Management Institute (INGC) in cooperation with German Development Agency (GIZ) and the Munich RE Foundation (MRS), established a successful and internationally recognized community based disaster risk management (DRM) system in the Buzi River basin of Central Mozambique... The developed DRM-approach focussing on information flow and community involvement is currently known as the "Buzi-Modell" A project of INGC assisted by the German Government and the MRS via GIZ, commissioned to IP-Consult/AMBERO. Creation: Butterfly Films. General Coordination: Erik Salas

 

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