Supporting floods disaster planning and awareness

March 7th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is working together with the National Disaster Management Center (NDMC), an entity of the Department of Local Government and Cooperative Governance, in a campaign aimed to create disaster awareness in the five district municipalities: Capricorn District in Limpopo province, Dr. Kennet Kaunda District in North West, Alfred Nzo District in Eastern Cape, Ehlanzeni District in Mpumalanga, and Namakwa District in Northern Cape. SANSA’s role in this campaign is to provide awareness on the use of satellite images and flood risk information, where households are at risk of flooding both in rural and urban settlements, during heavy rains. Participants in this campaign include provincial government officials, local councils, ward committees and communities. The purpose of this awareness is to encourage municipalities to integrate disaster management in their municipal plans and budgeting processes, to decide on areas of improvement, and the support they could need from SANSA and the NDMC.

Contact Ndleleni Boyilane, SANSA, Tel 012 844-0321, nboyilane@sansa.org.za

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