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Having to live with floods where safety, property and economic wellbeing are constantly under threat is a day to day challenge for communities in Hambeni, Sheleni and Ntibu in Tsholotsho district in Zimbabwe.
This book will expound your understanding on the nature of flooding in areas that are outside of streams where majority of the areas flood not as a result of bursting river banks but are in areas without defined drainage networks.
The book brings out: · the nature of problems associated with flooding, · Estimate the prediction power of the environmental variables i.e.
height above channel base, slope of drainage basin, distance from the nearest stream and soil type for flood occurrence.
The flood hazard maps to represents flood occurrence in the mentioned areas are also available.
The developed flood hazard maps are useful in mitigating the loss of life, property and economic well-being of communities in Ntibu, Hambeni and Sheleni from future flood disasters in Hambeni, Ntibu and Sheleni.
Regina Mushongahande is a water resources specialist with a bias towards environment and DRR issues.
She lives in Zimbabwe and received an MSc in IWRM from the University of Zimbabwe.
Flood Hazard modelling in Tsholotsho district, Zimbabwe, her first publication fulfilled her dream of becoming an author.Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
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