Briefing Paper

Flood Risk Mitigation in Niger Delta Region: Strategies for Protecting Buildings and Properties

Flood-proofing does not guarantee that Mother Nature would not prevail in the event of a flood. However, a well-though-out flood mitigation plan in combination with property-flood insurance will significantly reduce the risk of flood damage for property owners. In this light, the significance of pre-planning (both by the government and community dwellers) cannot be underestimated; there are permanent flood mitigation strategies, individuals or the government can implement to protect residential buildings and properties.