Under implementation : SADC-HYCOS Phase III

The third phase of SADC-HYCOS seeks to integrate SADC-HYCOS into Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Flood Risk Management, to integrate SADC-HYCOS with the Southern Africa Regional Flash Floods Guidance System (SARFFGS), and to disintegrate SADC-HYCOS into River Basin Organizations (RBOs).

The objective of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Flood Risk Management is to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on the societies and the economies of Southern Africa by addressing Disaster Risk Reduction and focusing on Flood Risk Management.

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Flood Risk Management component is divided into the following work packages with associated objectives:

 

Work Package 1 (WP1): Assessment of SADC HYCOS Stations of Critical Importance to the Region

Objective: Assess the SADC HYCOS stations and provide recommendations for their revitalization, incorporation into national systems and collection of relevant data for Flood Risk Management

 

Work Package 2 (WP2): Revitalization of SADC HYCOS Stations of Critical Importance to the Region

Objective: Based on the assessment (WP1) selected SADC HYCOS stations will be revitalized to facilitate the collection of real-time data to feed into regional and national systems for the development of flood flow products.

 

Work Package 3 (WP3): Regional Flood Hazard / Risk Mapping

Objective: Provide Flood Hazard / Risk information to the appropriate authorities responsible for managing and responding to flooding disasters with the aim to limit loss of life and livelihoods and to increase the effectiveness of emergency preparedness, planning and response.

 

Work Package 4 (WP4): Implementing Disaster Risk Reduction Activities for Flood Risk Management in Selected Transboundary River Basin Flooding “Hot Spots”

Objective: To improve the quality of Flood Risk Management in two hot spots and positively impact populations impacted by recurring floods directly.

 

Work Package 5 (WP5): Baseline Assessment of the SADC Region on Disaster Risk Reduction Preparedness for Flood Risk Management

Objective: To shed light on the current situation in the SADC Region and its Member States when it comes to Flood Risk Management and associated Disaster Risk Reduction.