Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.

Center

Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

This project focuses on the management and reduction of flood risk in the informal settlements of Cape Town, and is intended to aid in the creation of a safer living environment for the residents. The team assessed past flooding events, mapped high flood risk areas, generated structural guidelines for residents, created a flood risk index, examined strategies for effective communication, and provided recommendations for several departments of the City about how they can reduce flood risk.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa

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