Protecting Colombo against future floods ADPC: Protecting Colombo against future floods

Published on: 01/02/2017

Language: English


Department: Resilient Cities and Urban Management

Type: Brochures, Factsheets and Posters

File size: 1.71 MB


Publication Overview/Description

Metro Colombo is highly vulnerable to flooding and has experienced regular floods over the past 30 years, affecting a large number of people annually. Last May, Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, was hit by the worst flooding since 1989. Encroachment of valuable wetland systems, informal settlements and less efficient urban drainage systems contributed to the intensity of this flood.