The Study of the Flooding in Rwenzori Mountain for Effective Disaster Risk Management

01 Apr 2014
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Report Summary

The Study of the Flooding in Rwenzori Mountain for Effective Disaster Risk Management presents the findings on the scientific investigation of the flood dynamics in Rwenzori Mountain following the May 2013 flooding. It also presents the guide on interventions to secure communities from future flood disasters.

Report Highlights

  • Proper management of the Nyamwamba river bank couples with good catchment management measures will offer long term sustainable management measures for the river.
  • Other short term measures to prevent further flooding in the Rwenzori include building a flood wall, artificial levees and de-silting the channels among others.
  • In the long term, Government may consider flash flood legislation and having in place disaster offices and committees in areas prone to such floods.
The Study of the Flooding in Rwenzori Mountain for Effective Disaster Risk Management