Thursday, November 13, 2008

Planning for floods

The rainy season has begun in Maun with showers and storms every day this week. has republished a story from Windhoek's New Era newspaper about a recent meeting to discuss creation of a flood-based contingency plan that is intended to develop into a National Flood Contingency Plan and eventually expand to a Multi-Hazard Contingency Plan for Namibia. The meeting of representatives from many government units followed workshops that identified sectoral-based preparation plans for future floods in regions that were hard-hit in the past rainy season.

In HOORC's Library, you can find:

Floods in an arid continent / edited by Aldo Poiani.

Coping with flash floods edited by Eve Gruntfest and John Handmer.

Flood issues in contemporary water management edited by Jiri Marsalek ... [et al.].

The impact of extreme flooding of the Okavango River on the livelihood of the molapo farming community of Tubu village, Ngamiland sub-district / by L. Magole and Kebonyemodisa

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