Adaptation Fund

Enhancing Uganda’s resilience to climate change-induced flooding and drought through the implementation of Flood Intelligence Software (FIS) and a water-filled barrier called SLAMDAM

Last update: Feb 29, 2024 Last update: Feb 29, 2024


Start Date:Nov 1, 2022
End Date:Feb 15, 2024
Contract value:EUR 400,000
Sectors:Environment & NRM, Gender, Information & Communica ... See moreEnvironment & NRM, Gender, Information & Communication Technology, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building, Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Development
Categories:Consulting services
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Date posted:Feb 29, 2024

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Enhancing Uganda’s resilience to climate change-induced flooding and drought through the implementation of Flood Intelligence Software (FIS) and a water-filled barrier called SLAMDAM.


The visible and measurable effects of climate change across Uganda have become more apparent over the last two decades. There is a direct linkage between climate change and the intensity and frequency of flooding. Uganda can benefit greatly from innovative and effective solutions aimed to strengthen resilience to floods.

The Consortium led by Zephyr Consulting will implement SLAMDAM to strengthen Uganda’s resilience to climate change. Newly Food Intelligence Software (FIS) is used to analyse flood hazards and adaptation benefit scenarios. SLAMDAM is a climate resilient technology being water-filled flood barrier that can easily be deployed to prevent damage from flooding.

Project Objective

The key objective is to demonstrate FIS, a flood intelligence tool, and SLAMDAM, a mobile flood barrier, as effective measures to adapt to climate change by enhancing resilience to (climate change-induced) flooding and drought in Uganda.

In scope of this project

  • Flood risks will be analysed using FIS and 3Di.
  • SLAMDAM will be deployed during a real-life threat of flooding.
  • Capacity building related to climate change and SLAMDAM.

Key Requirements

In order to showcase FIS and SLAMDAM as effective climate adaptive measures that can be scaled-up across Uganda, the technologies must:

  • Produce reliable flood scenarios using hydrodynamic modelling.
  • Produce analyses on adaptation benefit scenarios.
  • Produce readable reports on flood risks and benefit scenarios.
  • Effectively prevent flood damages in line with the targets.
  • Take little time to build up and dismantle.
  • Be able to be reused after dismantling it.
  • Be operated by well-trained teams independently.

Proposed Solution

The proposed solution is to implement and demonstrate FIS and SLAMDAM as effective measures to adapt to climate change-induced flooding and drought at the Obongi District in Uganda. 

Key Deliverables

  • Flood risk assessment report.
  • Flood adaptation benefit report.
  • Mobile flood barrier suitable for the pilot location.
  • Well-trained people to operate FIS and SLAMDAM.
  • Successful demonstration of FIS and SLAMDAM.
  • Various Reports (Inception, progress, closure etc.).
  • M&E plan and report.
  • Roadmap to scale up SLAMDAM across Uganda. 

Impact Project Result (Key Benefits)

  • Enhanced understanding of flood risks and adaptation benefits.
  • Prevented (in)direct / (in)tangible damages caused by flooding.
  • Enhanced capabilities of flood response team and community.
  • Enhanced resilience to floods.
  • Contribution to SDGs: 5, 6, 8, 11 and 13

Type of services provided

  • Deployment of SLAMDAM, a mobile flood barrier to prevent flooding.
  • Flood consultancy services.
  • Flood intelligence services including hydrodynamic modelling.
  • Data driven flood risk assessments.
  • Capacity building and training.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gender assessments.
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments.

Name of client: Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment 

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