FLOODING IN SADC: AN OVERVIEW. Eugene Poolman South African Weather Service. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION. Global perspective of floods Flooding in SADC - Historical patterns Flooding in SADC – Future patterns Status of flood forecasting in SADC Way forward. Global Perspective of Floods.
South African Weather Service
(over 1/3 of total damage)
IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPCC: Precipitation intensity expected to increase virtually everywhere (though parts of SA expected to be drier and warmer)
Distinguish broadly between two kinds of floods: Large scale river floods, and Flash floods
For there is no Noah among us, let us do it ourselves.
Let us not attempt to cross flooded rivers. Let us not build our homes on river banks. Let us not build our homes on low land. Let us fill gullies and stop them from becoming rivers. For there is no Noah among us, let us protect ourselves from floods
Poem by NokuthulaNdou
Grade 6 Pupil
Shashi Primary School
Maramani Communal Areas