2011 - 2012


Integrated Flood Risk Management Plan for the Shire Basin

LTS was contracted by the World Bank, in collaboration with Atkins, to formulate an Integrated Flood Risk Management Plan for the Shire Basin. The main objective of this project was to assist the Government of Malawi in the development of an Action Plan to address the flood risk situation in the Lower Shire in an integrated way, based on sound diagnostics and systems to assess and implement future interventions. The specific objectives were to:

  • develop and implement a fully functioning modelling framework for the lower Shire
  • scope and design a flood forecasting and early warning system
  • develop an Action Plan implementation plan
  • produce an Institutional Capacity Development Plan

LTS worked with Atkins to:

  • review the institutional set up and outline institutional capacity assessment
  • produce a holistic and sustainable watershed management plan that would involve the local communities as much as possible
  • provide overall management of GIS data for project
  • establish the project GIS database
  • gather and review all GIS data for the project
  • provide input to hydrological and hydraulic model and economics assessments

Clients: World Bank



Geography: Malawi

Date: 2012

Keywords: World Bank, Shire Basin, flood risk, Water, Malawi, Africa, East Africa, GIS

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