AMBERO VIDEO about a flood warning system in Mozambique
A community based flood warning system in the Buzi River Basin in Mozambique
VIDEO auf Englisch und Portuguiesisch
What is it about?
Year 2000. After months of heavy rains, Cyclone Eline hit the eastern coast of Mozambique on February 22nd. Dramatic rainstorms caused the water-levels of Mozambique major rivers to increase by up to 5 metres above average. As a response to increasingly frequent floods the Mozambican Disaster Management Institute (INGC) in cooperation with German Development Agency (GIZ) and the Munich RE Foundation (MRS), established a successful and internationally recognized community based disaster risk management (DRM) system in the Buzi River basin of Central Mozambique. The developed DRM-approach focussing on hydro-meteorological information flow and community involvement is currently known as the „Buzi-Modell“.
A project of INGC assisted by the German Government and the MRS via GIZ, commissioned to IP-Consult/AMBERO.
Film Creation: Butterfly Films.
Topics: Disaster Prevention in Mozambique