In Namibia both droughts and floods occur as a result of natural conditions. For the rivers passing or crossing Namibia’s northern borders, the main catchments are to the north in Angola and Zambia, where higher rainfall and good terrain conditions favor high river flows. These rivers are mainly untouched and there are no major dam developments. A critical issue for Namibia is improved flood information and warning from Angola.
Proposed measures for future mitigation of floods and flood impacts have been discussed, leading to agreement to investigate the financial and technical feasibility of the possible measures.
For more details and the progress made:
- MAWF: National Disaster Risk Management Plan - 2011 [1,049 KB]
- FEMCO: final report for the north & north eastern regions of Namibia - 2011 [816 KB]
- Langenhove: Flood early warning systems in Namibia - 2011 [2,430 KB]
- MAWF: Flood mapping project - concept proposal - 2010 [790 KB]
- MAWF: Post disaster needs assessment - Floods - 2009 [3,460 KB]
- MAWF:Report on the flood disaster response - 2009 [2,802 KB]
- National response to the flood disaster 2008 [454 KB]
- MAWF: Flash flood guidance system in South Africa - 2008 [3,099 KB]
- MAWF: Hydrology floods report - 2008 [4,252 KB]
- MAWF/IBMC: Cuvelai flooding - lessons learnt workshop - 2008 [5,153 KB]