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Activity Greater Paramaribo Flood Risk Management Program in Suriname
Country Suriname
Last update: 06/02/2018
Lead organisation organisation details 
Budget US - US Dollar 350,000
Countries: Suriname 
Summary Context and Objectives

This project’s objective is to assess flood risk in the Greater Paramaribo area in order to support the Government of Suriname to prioritize targeted flood risk reduction investments. The grant will provide an initial baseline and analytical tools for flood risk management. This will allow Suriname to develop a program of strategic interventions and policies to address recurrent flooding and the anticipated impacts resulting from climate change.

Main activities

The proposed technical assistance will help build the foundation for a more comprehensive disaster risk management program in the Greater Paramaribo area with a strong emphasis on flood risk management interventions that may be funded by the WB as foreseen in the CPS.

Component 1: Analysis of Flood Risk Management in Greater Paramaribo (GP). This component underlines the development of an initial information baseline to inform a flood risk model as a basis for investigating scenario to reduce flood risks. This includes gathering and consolidating available information from previous studies on water management and flooding within the GP area, and in particular – in relation to canal and drainage networks.

Component 2: Development of a Prioritized Flood Management Investment Plan. This component underlines the development of an investment plan for critical flood management infrastructure elements identified by the government of Suriname.

Results

The Flood Risk Management in Greater Paramaribo Area project, launched in April 2016 and implemented by the WB, aims to develop a strategic flood risk assessment in the Greater Paramaribo area to support the Government of Suriname (GoS) in prioritizing targeted flood risk reduction investments. Building on previous technical studies and surveys, the project will provide an initial baseline assessment of flood risk within the city and surrounding hinterland, generating analytical tools and data for improved flood risk management and decision making, which in turn will allow the development of a program of strategic interventions and policies to address recurrent flooding and the anticipated impacts resulting from climate change. The technical assistance will improve current and future use and sharing of data. It will also develop, with the necessary information from GoS, a prioritized and targeted flood risk reduction investments plan consisting of a range of strategic, operational and technical recommendations, allowing direct procurement of services and products where clear cost benefit has been shown, and the level of technical analysis has been sufficient to define the requirements. The investment plan will focus on reducing the impact of recurrent flooding while taking into consideration environmental and social aspects, land acquisition, and involuntary resettlement.

Partnerships and coordination

The project has been Bank-executed and implemented by the DRM team of the GSURR.
Objective This project’s objective is to assess flood risk in the Greater Paramaribo area in order to support the Government of Suriname to prioritize targeted flood risk reduction investments. The grant will provide an initial baseline and analytical tools for flood risk management. This will allow Suriname to develop a program of strategic interventions and policies to address recurrent flooding and the anticipated impacts resulting from climate change.
Setup and activities Funded by the World Bank; US$ 350.000
(Expected) Results Results
The Flood Risk Management in Greater Paramaribo Area project, launched in April 2016 and implemented by the WB, aims to develop a strategic flood risk assessment in the Greater Paramaribo area to support the Government of Suriname (GoS) in prioritizing targeted flood risk reduction investments. Building on previous technical studies and surveys, the project will provide an initial baseline assessment of flood risk within the city and surrounding hinterland, generating analytical tools and data for improved flood risk management and decision making, which in turn will allow the development of a program of strategic interventions and policies to address recurrent flooding and the anticipated impacts resulting from climate change. The technical assistance will improve current and future use and sharing of data. It will also develop, with the necessary information from GoS, a prioritized and targeted flood risk reduction investments plan consisting of a range of strategic, operational and technical recommendations, allowing direct procurement of services and products where clear cost benefit has been shown, and the level of technical analysis has been sufficient to define the requirements. The investment plan will focus on reducing the impact of recurrent flooding while taking into consideration environmental and social aspects, land acquisition, and involuntary resettlement.
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 410 Environmental protection
1.3 Natural dimension Water
1.4 Target group(s) 6. General public/Opinion makers
1. Local communities
5. Decision makers/Policymakers
3.1 Natural Resource Mgmt. Water mgmt
3.2 Pollution-Environmental Protection 1. Water
Role Organisation Acronym
Funder organisation details World Bank WB
Network organisation details Food & Nutrition Security-Suriname netwerk FNS-Suriname