Project Type IQP Submission date 2007-12-13 Authors Bethany C Bouchard, CM Ashley A Goncalo, BE Michael James Susienka, BE Kevin M Wilson, CM URN E-project-121307-110919 Division Urban and Environmental Planning Center Cape Town, South Africa Sponsor City of Cape Town: Catchment, Stormwater & River M Title Improving Flood Risk Management in Informal Settlements of Cape Town Advisors Weininger, Stephen J., CH Jiusto, J. Scott, ID Availability unrestricted
This project focuses on the management and reduction of flood risk in the informal settlements of Cape Town, and is intended to aid in the creation of a safer living environment for the residents. The team assessed past flooding events, mapped high flood risk areas, generated structural guidelines for residents, created a flood risk index, examined strategies for effective communication, and provided recommendations for several departments of the City about how they can reduce flood risk.
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