Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Enhancing resilience to climate change-induced flooding through the implementation of a water-filled barrier called SLAMDAM

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


Start Date:Oct 15, 2022
End Date:Jun 23, 2023
Contract value:EUR 180,000
Sectors:Disaster Reduction , Environment & NRM, Informatio ... See moreDisaster Reduction , Environment & NRM, Information & Communication Technology, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building
Categories:Consulting services
Date posted:Feb 29, 2024

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Description: Enhancing resilience to climate change-induced flooding through the implementation of a water-filled barrier called SLAMDAM.


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

The Consortium will implement SLAMDAM to strengthen Fiji’s resilience to climate change. A newly developed Flood Intelligence Service (FIS) tool 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 or store water for usage at a different time or location.

Project Objective

The key objective is to demonstrate SLAMDAM, being a mobile flood barrier, as an innovative and effective measure to adapt to climate change by enhancing resilience to (climate change-induced) flooding in Fiji.

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.
  • Implementation Early Warning System (EWS)

Key Requirements

In order to showcase SLAMDAM as a flood resilient measure that can be scaled-up across Fiji, the project 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 SLAMDAM as an effective measure to adapt to (climate change-induced) flooding alongside Ba River in Fiji.

Key Deliverables

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

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.

Name of client: Fiji Ministry of Water Resources





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