Ecological restoration to reduce flooding
The project seeks to restore Warouaye Lake, a an agricultural area and is now a residential area. The area is flat and often received short, heavy bursts of rain. The plan for restoration includes shoreline restoration, which will help to reduce the damages caused by flooding, while improving recreational and commercial activities. The restoration was done with cooperation of the surrounding community and included the development of a plan and monitoring processes. Ecological restoration can be a forward-looking process to increase the ecological resilience of an area that can support human settlements and reduce the vulnerability of those settlements to adverse environmental hazards such as flooding. This is particularly important in the context of this project which aimed to reduce flood risk under climate change.