n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - How can we, as South African civil engineering practitioners, improve flood management in South Africa? : opinion




Floods in South Africa in the 2013/2014 rainy season caused at least 50 fatalities and affected about 50 000 people. In addition to loss of life and injuries, people were evacuated from their homes, and/or their homes were damaged or destroyed. An indication of the damage is depicted in the map below (based on articles on floodlist.com).


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