The Dutch consultancy firm HKV won a contract for the World Bank funded Flood Hazard Assessment project for the Upper White Volta in Ghana. The company announced thje contract on June 30.

A total length of 880 river kilometres will be modelled, starting at the border with Burkina Faso till Lake Volta. In the last 4 years, severe flooding occured every wet season in this part of the White Volta.

The project includes survey activities, hydrological, hydraulic and overland flow modeling, analysis of the genesis of the floods, assessment of effectiveness of flood mitigation measures and the implementation of a Flood Early Warning System (FEWS).

Employees from the stakeholder's organizations will be trained in using the methods and techniques applied within the project.

The project will be implemented from June 2011 until October 2012. Most of the activities will be carried out from a project office in Ghana.

For more information you can contact:
Project Leader (and director) of HKV Consultants, Durk Klopstra
+31 (0)320 294242

This news item was originally published on the website of HKV Consultants