Flooding is one of the most common and severe hazards disrupting people’s lives and livelihoods around the world. Floods often cause unmitigated damage and suffering, especially in lower income countries where infrastructure systems – including drainage and flood protection – tend to be less developed. While countries at all levels of development face flood risk, the vast majority of the world’s flood exposed people – 89% – live in low- and middle- income countries. Critically, it is not only major, more infrequent floods, but also smaller, frequent events that can reverse years of progress in poverty reduction and development.
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eC2: Preparation of Flood Hazard and Flood Risk Maps (FHRM) and Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP) for Romania
Deadline: 24-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment aims to develop flood hazard and flood risk maps (FHRM) and flood risk management plans (FRMP) for all twelve Units of Management of Romania, i.e. for 11 river basins and for the Danube River, in line with the EU Floods Directive. Furthermore, the assignment also aims to develop a plan for measures that are to be taken nationally.
eC2: Digitizing and building exposure data sets suitable for risk modelling in the Areas of Potential Significant Flood Risk
Deadline: 11-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Digitizing and building exposure datasets suitable for risk modelling, to be uploaded into OpenStreetMap (OSM) and other public web data portals for the Areas of Potential Significant Flood Risk (APSFR) in Romania. Assess the data availability on OSM and any other available data sources in the country for each relevant feature for risk modelling. Develop an action plan for the data collection, to successfully develop a complete datsets on exposure suitable for accurate flood risk modelling covering the APSFR.
Webinar April 23, 2020 | 9am EST: Launch of Aqueduct Floods: The Future of Flooding: Explore Risks and Opportunities (by WRI/World Bank/NL Embassy)
Flooding is among the most serious and dangerous of all global risks, causing loss of life and damage to property, livelihoods and economies. Climate change is expected to intensify flooding in the coming decades, while economic growth and urbanization place more people and property in flood-prone areas. Despite these dangers, flood risks are often underestimated and poorly managed due to lack of transparent, accurate data on current levels of flood protection, both in developing and developed countries.
eC2: Natural Hazard Assessment for the Reconstruction of Critical Transport Infrastructure
Deadline: 23-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank provides technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar to support technical solutions for Chin State by hiring an international consulting firm to prepare a hazard and vulnerability assessment for road rehabilitation to inform planned investments under the Myanmar Floods and Landslides Emergency Recovery Project in Chin State in Myanmar. The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the relevant ministries and agencies of the Government of Myanmar in the adoption of appropriate natural hazard assessment approaches in designing transport and infrastructure. The activity will (i) help provide technical solutions on geohazards specifically for Kalay Hakha road, based on an assessment of hazards; (ii) draw out lessons along the above process, including data gaps and recommend technical and monitoring solutions for improvement; (iii) and provide capacity building for the Ministry of Construction on this practice. The assignment is expected to be completed within the period of an estimated six months upon mobilization.
eC2: Community Mapping Urban Risks in Mwanza Tanzania
Deadline: 19-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to inform the socio-economic exposure analysis of the TURP flood risk assessment for Mwanza city. This will be done by providing design and management of mapping campaigns in Mwanza from May October 2020 with a focus on three core mapping campaigns: i) Digitization services for 2020 building exposure updates; ii) Drainage infrastructure and river mapping; iii) Participatory Mapping of Unplanned Communities; iv) Household flood and rockfall historical incidents mapping.
eC2: Technical support for the preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans for Romania. Methodologies to develop Programmes of Measures.
Deadline: 05-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment aims to develop a suite of practical new Methodologies to develop a flood damage/loss database and systems to support the development of flood risk maps for Romania. It will involve completing the following tasks:
1. Develop the typology structure for a flood damage and loss database.
2. Develop a methodology for flood damage assessment to create data for the database.
3. Develop the population of the database with actual flood damage data and using synthetic data to fill gaps 4. Develop a methodology for the elaboration of Flood Risk Maps, considering the comments received from the European Commission and making use of the existing and new flood hazard maps and the flood damage and loss data base.
5. Trial the deployment of the flood damage/loss database methodology and the development of Flood Risk Maps.
eC2: A landscape analysis and pre-feasibility study of Urban Nature Based Solutions to reduce flood risk and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali, Rwanda
Deadline: 29-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is providing Technical Assistance (TA) to the Government of Rwanda under the Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II), to identify suitable typologies and sites for Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to reduce flood risk reduction and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali. The overall objective of the TA is to mitigate the impact of flooding in precarious urban neighborhoods and to create multiple benefits for livelihoods in Kigali through targeted green interventions in urban planning and flood risk management. This TA helps to identify the potential for city-wide NBS investments, and to support dialogue with the Government of Rwanda for specific works to be financed under RUDP II.
Developing countries want more action on climate: The World Bank is stepping up
I have read the many reports that summarize the dire state of the climate and our planet’s worsening prospects. I know the hard statistics docum
enting rising temperatures, the increasing intensity of natural disasters and warmer seas. I have been meeting with representatives from developing countries who have one request:
eC2: Flood and Coastal Risk Assessment and Priority Investment Planning for Greater Banjul
Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Specific objectives of this assignment will be to:
(1) Undertake data collection, building on existing baseline data and information, to describe the physical and build environment of Greater Banjul;
(2) Analyze and assess the flood and coastal risks for the Greater Banjul area and identify areas most at risk (hotspots); and
(3) Undertake a participatory investment planning process to identify priority areas of intervention that support urban resilience
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