Disaster Risk Mitigation Project

Partner: Mott MacDonald
Client: Ministry of Agriculture
Period: December 2011 – June 2012

This study was part of a larger effort to reduce the social and economic costs to the Republic of Albania of recurrent river flooding. Currently, most efforts are spent on disaster management and urgent rehabilitation of the flood-protection infrastructure; however, the Government of Albania wants to address flooding risk proactively and therefore initiated this study.

This study was tasked with gathering information on the existing flood-management conditions in the Drin-Buna basin; describing the relevant national and local policies, laws and regulations; assessing the present Albanian technical requirements for flood-control measures; describing the state of irrigation systems, land use and relevant economic activities; and determining constraints and barriers to implementation of flood-management practices.


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