Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mozambican Borderlands of the Chiré River

IP Wave

Country: Mozambique

Clients: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH PPP with the Münchner Rück Stiftung (MRS)

Counterpart Organization: The district governments on the Chiré River, the National Institute of Disaster Management (Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades - INGC) and the Reginal Water Agency (Agencia Regional de Agua – ARA-Sambesi)

Project Duration: 07/2010 - 12/2010

Against the background of the necessary adaptation to climate change in the Mozambican borderlands of the Chiré River, a flood warning system will be built in the region’s disaster-prone flooding areas within the framework of this measure.

In a participative approach which includes both district governments and local committees of volunteers, a simple, cost-effective flood warning system which orients itself to the local population will be designed for the flooding areas of the Chiré River.

Relevant structure institutions like the district governments at the Chiré River, local structure institutions of the Mozambican Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) and the Regional Water Agency ARA-Zambezi will be given comprehensive advice on the transfer of the “flood warning model SIDPABB” to the Chiré River.

This flood warning model was successfully developed in the project “Strengthening of National Disaster Risk Management Systems in Mozambique - PRO-GRC II”.

Main Services Provided:

  • Conception of a flood warning system oriented to the population for the flood-prone Mozambican areas of the Chiré River (Malawi/Mozambique).
  • Consulting services provided to the district governments on the Chiré River, to the INGC, the Regional Water Agency and other institutions with regard to the “flood warning system SIDPABB” on the Chiré River. The knowledge will be transferred during professional exchanges/visits on-site and workshops as well as during a comprehensive information exchange on the existing “best practices”. In addition, the partners will be trained in using a manual for the successful implementation.
  • Documentation/systematisation of the experience made, publications on “lessons learned”. The comprehensive and systematic documentation of the learning experience gained during the implementation of this measure will result in scientific publications and thus contribute to a transfer of knowledge on a local, national and – beyond this – on an international level.