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GreenInfra4Beira

Green infrasolutions for solving Beira’s stormwater and other problems

Posted on 5 November 2014

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The key-objective of the GreenInfra4Beira project is to help to solve the stormwater problems in Beira by using green infrastructure as solution.

Essential in our approach is that the project will be primarily executed by the key Beira stakeholders themselves. The approach includes the application of a combination of complementary, innovative, Dutch developed tools and approaches to guide and support their effort and thus assist them in achieving the key-objective.

The main resulting deliverable will be a detailed plan for implementing green infrastructure in the pilot area (Chota a district of Beira).

See the video for more information. 

More information 

Deltares
Peter Letitre
peter.letitre@deltares.nl 

Witteveen+Bos
Jaap Klein
jaap.klein@witteveenbos.com 

Goals

Solve the stormwater problems in Beira by using green infrastructure as solution. 

Deliverables

Main deliverable:  detailed plan for implementing green infrastructure in the pilot area. 

Second deliverable: GreenInfra4Beira aims to provide a demonstration project and thus be a catalyst for similar projects  at other places in Beira other, cities in Mozambique – and  beyond.

Current status 
In progress (started february 2014. Duration of the project: 18 months).

Impact

Solve stormwater problems and implementation of green infra  in Chota (project area). 

Spin-off
Demonstration project: the approach is also applicable to solve stormwater problems in other cities. A community of practice will be started to share the experiences from this project and to create new opportunities for Green Infra initiatives.

Technologies used

  • Ecosystem services approach
  • Ecosystem services interview technique
  • Climate adaptation support tool
  • Dutch Dialogues
  • Community of practice
  • Sobek and 3Di modeling
  • Business case, analyzing financial feasibility

Project location

Project partners

  • Alterra/Wageningen UR
  • Deltares
  • Wissing
  • Witteveen+Bos