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Managing Water Disasters and Minimizing the Vulnerability of Mozambique to Floods
Minister Roberto White
Minister of Public Works and Housing
Mozambique


This paper was presented to the “6th Annual Water Africa 2001” conference held 18-19 September 2001. It is reproduced here by permission of the organisers, Terrapinn. Terrapinn may be contacted at naledi.maeyane@terrapinn.co.za.

About the author:

The Honourable Minister Roberto White graduated in Civil Engineering at Eduardo Mondlane University and completed the course in Civil and Mining Technical Engineering. He was an active member of the Academic Association of Mozambique during the liberation that was for national independence.

In 1990 the Minister worked at the National Directorate of Water as A consultant and coordinator of the “Water Resource for Development Project”. He was involved in the construction of Pequenos Libombos Dam as the Project Director and in 1988 was appointed as general manager of the “Unidade De Direccao de Aproveitamentos Hidraulicos”.

The Minister worked at the Ministry of Public Works and Housing in The planning division and was later nominated as Provincial Director of Public Works and Housing in Maputo. He is currently Minister of Public Works And Housing.

Table of Contents
 
1.   INTRODUCTION
2.   STRATEGY AND OBJECTIVES
3.   MEASURES AND DECISIONS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
   3.1.   Improvement of the co-ordination at the national and local levels
   3.2.   Improvement of the meterological forecasts
   3.3.   Hydrometeorological networks and communication systems
   3.4.   Flood warning systems
   3.5.   Dissemination of information
   3.6.   Strengthening of the reaction capacity
   3.7.   Emergency Activities Undertaken
   3.8.   Existing dykes and other infrastructures
4.   RELOCATION OF THE PEOPLE. FLOOD PLAIN ZONING AND REGULATION OF OCCUPATION
5.   SADC ROLE ON THE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN FLOOD DISASTERS
6.   SUPPORT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
 



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