The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa

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The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa Editors: Lazarus Chapungu, Godwell Nhamo Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Pages: 290 Illustrations and other contents: 126 Tables, color; 133 Illustrations, color; 2 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 290 p. 135 illus., 133 illus. in color.; 126 Tables, color; 133 Illustrations, color; 2 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 290 p. 135 illus., 133 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783030741945 Category:

This volume discusses the increasing occurrence of floods and tornadoes in Southern Africa over the last few years. The book discusses existing flood and tornado management protocols, indigenous approaches to mitigate disaster risk, urban and peri-urban flooding, tornado-induced flooding and windstorms, and the challenges and vulnerabilities associated with rural and transboundary floods. The book offers planning and recovery strategies to minimise impacts from these events through sustainable means. Such means include sustainable drainage systems, waste management in harbors and beaches, community engagement in flood-prone areas, and improved food security measures in urban poor households.

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Author Biography

Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C-Rated researcher in the fields of Climate Change and Governance, Green Economy and Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University (South Africa), an MSc from the University of Botswana (Botswana) and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe). Lazarus Chapungu is a post-doctoral fellow under the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa. He holds a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa, as well as an MSc degree in Environmental Policy and Planning, and a BA (Honours) degree in Geography both from the University of Zimbabwe.