Enhancing Security and Resilience of Low-Income Communities to Climate Change in Growing Cities: An Assessment of Flood Management and Planning Regimes in Kampala City, Uganda

  • Paul Isolo Mukwaya
  • Hannington Sengendo
  • Shuaib Lwasa
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 8)


The rapid expansion of settlements in cities and worsening economic inequality have shifted the balance of disaster risk from rural to urban areas. People have to survive in a money economy and have to contend every day with many socio-economic and environmental hazards. Studies of flood hazard risks in Kampala are inconclusive. Lack of reliable information makes it difficult to evaluate the different impacts of integrated flood management and planning regimes on the livelihoods of low-income households. An ongoing study in the city of Kampala is spatially determining the magnitude and intensity of exposure to flood hazards and their impact on the livelihoods of communities occupying low-income areas.


City Council Storm Water Drainage Channel Secondary Channel Storm Water Drainage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Isolo Mukwaya
    • 1
  • Hannington Sengendo
    • 2
  • Shuaib Lwasa
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Geo-informatics and Climatic Sciences, School of Environmental and Geographical SciencesMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and Physical Planning, College of Engineering, Design, Art and TechnologyMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Management, School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda

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