TU Delft and HKV Consultants provide flood management training in Maputo, Mozambique
Delft University of Technology, HKV Consultants, Wetterskip Fryslan and Consultec execute a flood management training in Mozambique.
The aim of the training is to strengthen the capacity of local water management organisations in managing dams, dykes and the river system efficiently and in a sustainable manner.
Group work on case studies
The training modules focus on topics such as river hydrology, flood risk and dyke design and management. The two-week training includes group work on case studies for the participants and visits to areas previously affected by floods, such as Chokwe and Xai Xai.
Reduce flood risks
Mozambique and its rapidly growing capital Maputo are regularly affected by severe floods. In order to help to reduce flood risks, the national Dutch education organisation Nuffic has commissioned Delft University of Technology to provide a training on flood management.
About Delft university of technology
The Water Management department of the Delft university of technology consists of two sections: Sanitary Engineering and Water Resources.
The Sanitary Engineering section conducts research on the treatment and transport of drinkwater, wastewater, industrial water and related research topics.
On the other hand, the Water Resources section, is focused on the large water cycle. Research topics include water shortages and drought, rainfall, flooding and the behavior of water in the atmosphere, and on and under the earth's surface. Insights on these research topics ensure that scientists can provide forecasts to predict the response to changes such as climate change or defore
About HKV Consultants
HKV is an independent consultancy in water and safety. It has a staff of over 60 people and two offices in the Netherlands (Lelystad, Delft) one in Indonesia (Jakarta) and the sister company HKV Hydrokontor in Germany.
In recent years the firm has earned a leading reputation in consultancy and research in flood risk analyses and management.
This news item was originally published on the websites of Delft University of Technology and HKV Consultants.
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