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Reducing flood devastation in the Nile Basin

Briefing Note 7 by ENTRO in collaboration with the World Bank

A regional cooperation effort coordinated by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) has created a credible system that links multiple stakeholders to work together to address flooding and its impacts. The Flood Preparedness and Early Warning (FPEW) project that ran until 2010 operated in Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. It created a regional flood preparedness and early warning program which is ongoing, reducing the risk of flood devastation for 2.2 million people in the region. A regional cooperation effort coordinated by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) has created a credible system that links multiple stakeholders to work together to address flooding and its impacts.The Flood Preparedness and Early Warning(FPEW) project that ran until 2010 operated inEgypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. It created a regional flood preparedness and early warning program which is ongoing, reducing the risk of flooddevastation for 2.2 million people in the region.

  • Supported by the NBI through regional cooperation and data sharing: An ongoing flood preparedness and early warning system benefits Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan.
  • 150,000 people benefit directly, and 1.7 million indirectly, through daily alerts in flood prone areas.
  • Early warning messages reach at least 350,000 vulnerable people in the region during flood season.
  • Warnings and alerts are used by local communities, relief organizations and governments.
  • As a result, there is less risk of flood devastation for 2.2 million people. Continued scale-up of these activities could significantly broaden the reach of these impacts.

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