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Guidelines for assessing flood damage in South Africa

D. J. G. Smith

Guidelines for assessing flood damage in South Africa

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Published by Water Research Commission in collaboration with the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Bureau for Economic Research in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Floods -- South Africa.,
    • Floodplain management -- South Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 24-26.

      Other titlesFlood damage in South Africa.
      StatementD.J.G. Smith and M.F. Viljoen with P.H. Spies.
      ContributionsViljoen, M. F., Spies, P. H.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC519.S6 S65 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 64 p. :
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3243679M
      ISBN 100908356064
      LC Control Number83159189
      OCLC/WorldCa12236657

      The Department needed skilled engineers because there were many engineers that were not skilled and therefore could not perform. The Chairperson said that communications from the Department should be improved and it should explain to the people why and how water in dams was controlled. It should be noted that all communities be it rural or urban are vulnerable to hazards. There are over standards in the policy, nearly guidance documents, several technical references, a number of related templates, and other related documents. The livelihoods approach sees people as the starting point of all interventions to reduce risk.

      Photos can be particularly helpful if insured items must be disposed-of quickly as part of damage control for the building. The information was updated on a daily basis, although he agreed that perhaps the entity should enhance its television and media systems. The results of the hazard analysis and of the evaluation of vulnerability are then combined to yield an estimate of risk defined as expected loss per period Keipi and Tyson, For large sewage spill cleanup projects you may require a clearance inspection and testing before contents are returned to the area as well as before it can be occupied.

      The current software version 1. It is important to physically remove contaminated materials or mold from buildings. In reality, said van Niekerk, building regulations are not adhered to and people are rarely prevented from settling on river banks. Seen in this way, SIA has clear linkages to EIA and other forms of ex-ante impact assessment, as well as with vulnerability and sustainable livelihoods analysis. The Chairperson said that communications from the Department should be improved and it should explain to the people why and how water in dams was controlled. Listen to local priorities: The livelihoods approach puts vulnerable people and their priorities at the center of aid strategies.


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Guidelines for assessing flood damage in South Africa book

Solidarity among neighbours and their willingness to help in times of disaster, for example, is more valuable than the best drafted preparedness plan.

Step 3. She emphasised the importance of water in an emerging economy, and assured the Committee that the Department would take all recommendations into consideration.

There was still a problem in that many communities lived in close proximity to water resources and networks, yet did not have access to sufficient and safe water for their basic needs. Determine probable response The responses of all affected groups to the impacts are assessed, in terms of attitude and actions.

Be sure to warn the professional that the area carpet was subject to a sewage spill. From New England to Georgia, a dense network of rivers flows down from the eastern Appalachians across the Piedmont — a broad, rolling plateau extending from the mountains to the coastal plain — and drains into the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

The volumes of water through the dams, and current capacity, were outlined, and it was noted that incorrect or poor dam operation could lead to substantial costs in damages. Therefore, SIA is not commonly used by itself as a method of analysing hazard risks generated by a project or external to it.

Guidelines and Standards for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping

The Lekwa Teemane Local Municipality in North West also reported that its water abstraction pumping station was submerged.

This keyword represents the topic most closely related to content and provides users with a resource to more easily locate related standards and guidance. Don't rent a shop vac for sewage spill cleanup without discussing that use with the rental service - doing so risks infecting someone else.

The jobs created were listed for the entire period of the projects. Step 6. Working standards are applied by specialists engineers, planners, technicians, scientists, etc. Mr Skosana asked where the new dams would be built. There we discuss building entry hazards such as electrical shock and other immediate risks.

Step 4. Vulnerability to natural disasters is the result of anthropogenic factors; that is, factors that result from the interaction between human beings and nature.

Emphasis is placed on the evolution from the traditional ex-post approach to the latest ex-ante approach in which the sociological and natural environmental dimensions are included. The Jozini Dam project was supposed to have started already and he was going to find out what caused the delay and when this project would start.

EPA ret. However, different regions will be more prone to certain types of hazards than others. Download it now! Development projects can increase or reduce the risk of natural disaster, through their impact on social resilience and the natural environment.

Step 5. Members asked about the effectiveness of the National Disaster Management Centre, said lessons could be learned from other countries, and once again stressed that it was important to enforce compliance with building regulations. Rainfall runoff, flood routing and dam optimisation models were used to operate Vaal Dam.

Standards include: Flexible sheets for waterproofing — bitumen water vapor control layers EN Flexible sheets for waterproofing — reinforced bitumen sheets for roof waterproofing EN Flexible sheets for waterproofing — bitumen damp proof sheets including bitumen basement tanking sheets EN - Geo-textile related products Next steps If you would like to have your products and devices tested to meet the requirements of this instruction or scheme by one of the most widely respected organizations in the world, talk to us today.

SIA theory accepts that social, economic and biophysical impacts are interconnected and that change in any one of these domains will lead to changes in the others. There was currently a case in progress regarding some faulty pipes at this Dam and he could not comment further on the issue.

Van Niekerk said his research revealed a similar lack of adequate funding to do disaster risk reduction at the municipal level. If weather or security do not permit that step, place salvageable items on a plastic-covered area of a concrete garage floor or similar area where the risk of cross-contamination of other building areas is minimized and where floor cleaning after salvage will be easy.Kitemark scheme for flood protection products.

The climate is changing around the world and recent years have seen successive flooding in parts of the UK in particular. Protection from flood damage is available through manufacturers of a range of flood defense products to.

Category:Floods in South Africa

the dplg Disaster Risk Management is everybody’s business - towards a resilient South Africa SOME KEY DEFEINITONS Flood: “a discharge that causes damage, or overtops the river banks, or exceeds a specified value” (Alexander, ).

The term may also be used to alert the public of non-life.

Water infrastructure, flooding impact and management: Department of Water Affairs briefing

Flood hazard mapping In South Africa, the National Water Act (sections and ), only requires the year flood line for new developments on town layout plans (South Africa ).

No further guidelines are available for the mapping of probability or scale of a flood hazard in either rural or urban areas. Requirements and scale.

Assessing national flood management using a sustainable flood management framework. it has been found that flood damage in South Korea is mainly the result of.

4 | Flood damage assessment 1. Introduction The assessment of flood risk is an essential tool in evaluating the potential consequences of a flood. The analysis of the risk can be applied as part of the flood plain management, but can also be used in a cost-benefit analysis, when comparing different adaption strategies.

Severe weather including strong winds, hail and heavy rain, have left at least 8 people dead and caused severe damage in KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa over the last 2.