Community Flood Risk Mapping

The African continent has a very diverse climatic profile ranging from equatorial to desert with variable levels of rainfall and water flow. In the last 50 years, this variability has been increasingly exacerbated by effects of climate change. Indeed, flood-related impacts and associated economic losses have been on the rise in Africa2, and with the earth continuing to warm, these losses are likely to rise without effective and context-specific mitigation measures being put in place.