Flood Mitigation Strategy

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MINISTRY OF WATER AND IRRIGATION

Flood Mitigation Strategy

June 2009

Flood Mitigation Strategy

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLESLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ........................................................ iii
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ........................................................................................iv
1.0 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................... 1
1.1 Background ............................................................................................................. 1
1.2 Methodology ........................................................................................................... 2
1.3 Strategy for Integrated Flood Management .............................................................. 3
2.0 SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS .................................................................................... 5
2.1 Institutional Arrangements....................................................................................... 5
2.1.1 Organizational Structure of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation .....................5
2.1.2 Flood Related Legislative Arrangement ............................................................ 5
2.1.3 Disaster Management......................................................................................6
2.2 History of floods in Kenya ....................................................................................... 6
2.3 Location: Areas affected by floods .......................................................................... 7
2.4 General Characteristics of floods ............................................................................. 9
2.5 Factors contributing to vulnerability to floods and causing flood disasters in Kenya10
2.6 Flood Situation in the River Basins…...

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