Urban flooding is a serious and growing development challenge.
The objective of this grant is to provide ways and means to deal effectively with possible flooding in
urban areas (in India).
As a first step in urban flood risk management, policy makers need to understand the flood hazard that can
affect the urban environment. This project is designed to support policy makers in India to understand how
floods affect urban populations, develop catalogue of solutions for urban flood management for cities,
build their capacity on best practices related to urban flood risk management, and finally will help in
development of conceptual framework for investment funding mechanisms and institutional set-up options for a
National Urban Flood Resilience Program.

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Open Access to Risk Information
Disaster Risk Finance
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Resilient Recovery
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management and Gender Equality
Resilient Infrastructure
The Challenge Fund

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction