With support from the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction of the World Bank, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, George Washington University, and other partners, researchers have developed an innovative approach to flood risk management downstream of hydropower dams, in the contexts of financial and data scarcity. The aim of this mapping project is to build knowledge on locations downstream of hydropower dams where partners can help to strengthen emergency preparedness plans. The researchers plan to capture all hydropower dams in OpenStreetMap and to map residences and other relevant structures likely to be affected by peak floods downstream of dams.
YouthMappers engaged through remote mapping as individuals or as chapters. Locations served are also of humanitarian interest to the USAID GeoCenter and others in the open mapping community.