Live with Water: Building Resilience to Floods in Suburban Areas of Dakar, Senegal

Flooding in the urban areas of Sub-Sahara Africa continues to destroy urban infrastructure and affect livelihoods. Flooded houses, impassable roads, blocked drainage channels, increased incidence of malaria and diarrheal diseases, and disrupted livelihoods are challenges facing about 1.5 million inhabitants in the suburban areas of Dakar, Senegal. Addressing them by building the resilience of the vulnerable populations to flooding was the aim of the Live with Water project.