This Flood Protection Wall project is funded by Green Climate Fund (GCF) under the Vaisigano Catchment Project (VCP), administered through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) on behalf of the Government of Samoa.
The overall objective of constructing the flood mitigating river wall is to accommodate increased water flow and to decrease flood risks thereby providing protection for the assets, properties and residents of the lower reach of the Vaisigano River Catchment area from flooding events. The development of this infrastructure is considered an ‘Economy-Wide integration of Climate Change Adaptation’ project. The project serves as part of the disaster risk management to reduce climate vulnerability in Samoa.
The flood wall is composed of a concrete gravity or piled wall where permitted, with a combination of reno mattress & gabion basket scour protection across all three segments. This concrete river wall will address up and down-stream causes and effects of climate vulnerability within the watersheds of the Apia area.
- UNDP Global Environment Facility Vaisigano River Wall
- Vaisigano River, Upolu, Samoa
- Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE)
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