Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Earlier this year, the Philippine government had sought financing for a $500-million flood control project in Metro Manila. According to an article on Inquirer.Net the said project would include “constructing new and modernising existing selected pumping stations and their supporting infrastructure; improving solid waste management practices within the vicinity of drainage systems served by the selected pumping … More Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million from the International Development Association for the Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Against Natural Hazards Project in Tajikistan. The project will strengthen the country’s capacity to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters. Related investments will help Tajikistan—a country prone to floods, mudslides, and earthquakes, … More Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria

On 13 June 2017, children play in a flooded street caused by recent rains in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in north-east Nigeria. Each year, the countries around Lake Chad (Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon) suffer from severe flooding as part of the seasonal rains in the region in June 2017. Many children are at … More UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria

Russia – Hundreds Lose Their Homes After Destruction of Dam

Massive flooding has hit the Tyumen region of Russia causing hundreds of people to lose their homes after the destruction of the dam in the district of Ishim. Following unusually high levels of melting snow and the discharge of water from the reservoir near the city of Petropavlovsk , the destruction of the dam in … More Russia – Hundreds Lose Their Homes After Destruction of Dam

Dozens killed after massive floods hit Iran

At least 42 people have been killed and many others are missing after heavy rain caused massive floods and landslides in Iran’s northwest provinces with some seeing water levels not seen in the past 40 years. Major flooding triggered by heavy rains in these provinces flooded houses and swept away cars after rivers burst their banks. Areas … More Dozens killed after massive floods hit Iran

Unusually heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding and loss of life in Peru

Extreme flooding and frequent landslides that occurred this month have forced hundreds from their homes.  An El Niño like condition with warm ocean waters developed near Peru’s coast. This extremely warm water off Peru’s western coast has been blamed for promoting the development of these storms whilst equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are average elsewhere … More Unusually heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding and loss of life in Peru

The sandbag is dead! Long live the berm!

With floodwaters continuing to rise in height and frequency, the world is searching for the ultimate in flood protection. Sandbags have always been the first thought at the very mention of the word “flood” images on the television and in newspapers around the world bear witness to the all encompassing flood protection properties of the … More The sandbag is dead! Long live the berm!

Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in the South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga resulting in at least seven deaths. A warning of “Flash floods”  was issued by The South African Weather Service on the 5th January in the provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng after further heavy rains caused flash floods. The bodies of … More Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa

Military deployed, hundreds of thousands stranded in Thailand

Hundreds of thousands of people have been stranded in major flooding in Thailand’s south since January 1, 2017. Authorities reported Sunday, January 8, that at least 19 people have died and that military forces have been deployed to cope with massive flooding. The worst is not over yet, meteorologists warned. The floods have ravaged 10 … More Military deployed, hundreds of thousands stranded in Thailand