Floods cost Tanzania Us$2billion annually

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CLIMATE-change induced floods causes an estimate of Us$2billion in damage yet killing hundreds every year and without a massive investment in solid waste management it is expected to get even worse.
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A report published by Nature Climate Change last August claims that flood damages for the globe’s 136 coastal cities which include Tanzania could cost Us$1trillion annually by 2050 if protective measures aren’t put in place.

Tanzanian experts are trying to analyze the impact of climate-based disasters’ huge cost on budget of Tanzania’s government. But it remained relatively unclear on the final sum of shillings poured each year as remedies.

A Civil Society Organisation dedicated to sustainability, equity and accountability in water resource management --Shahidi wa Maji (Water Witness) has released its report, “How well are we responding to Tanzania’s growing flood hazards?” indicating the East African nation lose an estimated 4.5trn/- annually.

In simple terms, the amount is two times the state budget for the Ministry of Health, Education, Home Affairs and Environment combined for the financial year 2017/18. It also means at least 12.512bn/- is lost every day thanks to the impact of floods.

A clear picture is, the new students hostels at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) constructed to accommodate 384 students were built at the cost of 10bn/-. However expert says so with protective measures, such as dikes and levees, total flood damage will cost between Us$60 billion to Us$63 billion by 2050.

In its report, that explores the effectiveness of Tanzania’s framework for protecting citizens against flood impacts by examining the case of Gulwe in Mpwapwa District in Dodoma Region.

A joint initiative between Shahidi wa Maji, TaWaSaNeT and Water Witness International --Uhakika wa Maji programme says “Like many parts of the country, Gulwe village regularly suffers from severe flooding after heavy rainfall.

” Five Tanzania regions --Morogoro, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mbeya and Tanga, ranked among the top areas with highest projected flood losses in 2017. Well documented impacts include destruction of livelihoods, property and infrastructure of strategic importance to the national economy, imposition of food insecurity and water borne disease, homelessness and loss of human lives.


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DOMASA

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Jun 19, 2012
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CLIMATE-change induced floods causes an estimate of Us$2billion in damage yet killing hundreds every year and without a massive investment in solid waste management it is expected to get even worse.
0 Comments
A report published by Nature Climate Change last August claims that flood damages for the globe’s 136 coastal cities which include Tanzania could cost Us$1trillion annually by 2050 if protective measures aren’t put in place.

Tanzanian experts are trying to analyze the impact of climate-based disasters’ huge cost on budget of Tanzania’s government. But it remained relatively unclear on the final sum of shillings poured each year as remedies.

A Civil Society Organisation dedicated to sustainability, equity and accountability in water resource management --Shahidi wa Maji (Water Witness) has released its report, “How well are we responding to Tanzania’s growing flood hazards?” indicating the East African nation lose an estimated 4.5trn/- annually.

In simple terms, the amount is two times the state budget for the Ministry of Health, Education, Home Affairs and Environment combined for the financial year 2017/18. It also means at least 12.512bn/- is lost every day thanks to the impact of floods.

A clear picture is, the new students hostels at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) constructed to accommodate 384 students were built at the cost of 10bn/-. However expert says so with protective measures, such as dikes and levees, total flood damage will cost between Us$60 billion to Us$63 billion by 2050.

In its report, that explores the effectiveness of Tanzania’s framework for protecting citizens against flood impacts by examining the case of Gulwe in Mpwapwa District in Dodoma Region.

A joint initiative between Shahidi wa Maji, TaWaSaNeT and Water Witness International --Uhakika wa Maji programme says “Like many parts of the country, Gulwe village regularly suffers from severe flooding after heavy rainfall.

” Five Tanzania regions --Morogoro, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mbeya and Tanga, ranked among the top areas with highest projected flood losses in 2017. Well documented impacts include destruction of livelihoods, property and infrastructure of strategic importance to the national economy, imposition of food insecurity and water borne disease, homelessness and loss of human lives.


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