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 Case Studies

A number of case studies on flood management were, and are being, collected from various regions of the world, based on the experiences of organizations active in flood management. The main objectives in collecting these case studies are to:

  • Identify the extent to which flood management has been carried out within the context of IWRM;
  • Understand shortcoming in current flood management practices worldwide;
  • Extract lessons learned and good practices in Flood Management;
  • Catalogue the policy changes required to support IFM; and
  • Identify the institutional changes required to achieve IFM.

The complete text of each case study can be downloaded by clicking the country in the above map. The complete text, extended summary and synopsis of each case study from the list of the countries shown below also can be downloaded.

Note to users

Synopses of case studies
The synopses were produced to extract the essence of each case study containing a brief description of flood management in the location, the relevance of the case study to the various aspects of IFM and the potential for the practices mentioned in the case studies to be replicated in other locations.

Overview situation paper on flood management practices
The Overview Situation Paper (OSP) is based on material contained in 19 case studies collected on flood management practices and on findings and recommendations resulting from a review process of the case studies undertaken by a number of external specialists from various fields.

Based on the case studies, the OSP provides: an overall synopsis of floods, their nature, type and magnitude of damages caused; an overview of existing trends and approaches to flood management such as national policies, instruments, and organizational response for flood management; and the lessons learnt from current flood management practices. The paper also contains findings on the identified drawbacks and gaps in existing practices with respect to IFM and recommendations for the approaches required to be adopted for putting in to practice the IFM concept.

Download (PDF): Overview Situation Paper on Flood Management Practices

   
 Africa
   
Cameroon:
Integrated Flood Management in River Logone Flood Plain
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
Ethiopia:
Integrated Flood Management
Download (PDF): Synopsis , Extended summary, Complete text
Mali:
Flood Management - Niger River Inland Delta
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
Mauritania:
Managed Flood Releases and Livelihoods - Lower Delta Senegal River
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
Zimbabwe:
Flood Management Practices - Selected Flood-Prone Areas Zambezi Basin
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
   
  From other sources 
 

Mozambique:
Flood Management in Mozambique
Download (PDF): Climate risk management in Africa:Learning from practice
(information from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) report)
 

 

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 Asia

   
Bangladesh:
Flood Management
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
China:
Flood Management
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text

India:
Flood Management in Damodar River Basin
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text

Japan:
Tokai Heavy Rain (September 2000)
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
Pakistan (2):
Flood Management - River Chenab from Marala to Khanki
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
  Lai Nullah Basin Flood Problem Islamabad - Rawalpindi Cities
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
Thailand: (planned)
Chao Phraya River
   
  From other sources 
  India:
Flood and drought management through water resources development in India
Download (PDF): WMO Bulletin (vol.56(3) - July 2007) (information from WMO Bulletin)
 

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 South America

   
Brazil:
Flood Management in Metropolitan Curitiba Area
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
 

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 North and Central America

   
Canada:
Flood Management in the Red River Basin, Manitoba
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text

Mexico:
Flood Management - RIO GRIJALVA
Download (PDF): Complete text (1.5MB; Spanish only)

USA (2):
Flood Management - Mississippi River
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
  No Adverse Impact: A New Direction in Floodplain Management Strategy
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
 
 

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 South-West Pacific

   
Fiji:
Flood Management - Rewa River Basin
Download: Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
Australia: (planned)
 

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 Europe

   
Germany:
Flood Management on the Rhine and Elbe Rivers
Download (PDF): Complete text 
  Italy:
Piemonte Region Meteo-hydrological Alert and the Real-time Flood Forecasting System
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
Turkey:
Recent Flood Disasters In Northwestern Black Sea Region
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summary, Complete text
United Kingdom:
Parrett Catchment Project
Download (PDF): Synopsis, Extended summaryComplete text 
Ukraine:
Flood Management within the Tisza River Basin
Download (PDF): Complete text
   
 

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