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.

Urban area flood in Oshakati
Urban area flood in Oshakati
Rural area flood in Cuvelai
Rural area flood in Cuvelai
Namibian shared rivers
Namibian shared rivers

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