Flooding Risk and Resiliency Across Mozambique

Authors: Damien Wilson*, University of Maryland
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Hazards and Vulnerability, Water Resources and Hydrology
Keywords: flooding, Mozambique, flood risk
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Presentation File: Download

Flooding can severely devastate regions and its infrastructure, especially those located in underdeveloped countries. Mozambique is one such country that has seen its infrastructure and populace affected by severe flooding in the past few decades. This study aims to locate and analyze the locations in Mozambique most susceptible to flooding, as well as those more resistant, in order to offer possible solutions to reduce flooding or alternate routes for transportation or utilities. Data regarding the trade routes and flood patterns of Mozambique will be collected and analyzed. Possible solutions to reduce damage from flooding will be suggested in the regions most susceptible. Major trade or utilities routes that are affected by flooding may be presented with an alternate route that could be constructed so as to avoid the seasonal flooding of Mozambique. The major findings and conclusions derived from this study will be presented at the AAG convention.

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