Assessment for the Bor Flood Control Initiative

This report reviews the feasibility of a flood control initiative in Bor town, South Sudan. The report looks at the causes and extent of the flooding problem in Bor and the efforts to mitigate flood risks. It also explores possible future flood control measures; effective, cost efficient, and context relevant options for flood control.

The population of Bor town in South Sudan suffers from recurrent floods from different sources. Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity of these floods. The authorities of Bor Municipality and Jonglei State requested the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Sudan for assistance to address this challenge. Mott MacDonald was contracted to execute a scoping mission. The study consisted of a remote desk study and a fact-finding mission to Bor in August 2019. The on-site fact-finding mission included field visits, interviews with the flood-affected population, and meetings with authorities and professionals. Following this study the Netherlands have financed IOM to support Bor town in implementing flood mitigation activities.