FLICCCR- Flooding in Cape Town Under Climate Risk

The power of collaborative governance: Managing the risks associated with flooding and sea-level rise in the City of Cape Town

There are a number of ACDI affliated departments and research units that have worked on FLICCCR over the past 3 years. These include the African Centre for Cities, the Centre of Criminology,  the Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department.

This project aims to understand and strengthen the governance system that determines how risks associated with flooding and sea-level rise are addressed in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, by:

-    facilitating a shared understanding of the nature and perceptions of the risk of flooding and sea level rise in the City of Cape Town;
-    assessing existing and alternative approaches to climate change risk management in the city, to guide the development of adaptation planning;
-    building on existing civic and City of Cape Town initiatives to develop multi-institutional knowledge platforms around urban flooding and sea level rise;
-    assessing the nature of adaptive capacity and improved climate change decision-making that emerges during the project, with a focus on improved relationships and information flows between academia, civil society and the respective units within the City of Cape Town.