Partnership for Integrated Urban Flood Prevention in Senegal

Partnership for Integrated Urban Flood Prevention in Senegal

Each year heavy downpours during the wet season between August and September cause urban flooding in Senegal. In some areas the floodwaters linger for months, stagnating and causing health risks as well as major damage to household and community life, especially for the poorest members of Senegal’s urban community. The partnership “Vivre avec l’eau” will increase the resilience of 920 000 people in urban Senegal by helping them better respond to flooding through an innovative, integrated approach combining infrastructure, policy and capacity-building components.