Mapping period: July 14th until August 11th 2015
Surface area: 1.13 km2
Flood prone area: 0.38 km2 (33%)
Population (2012 census): 34,123
Total number of buildings: 5,753
Buildings at risk of flooding: 1,997, of which 1 is a school building.
Description and recommendations: In the southwestern part of the ward, the river stream that forms the wards’ boundary and cuts across the ward to join Kibangu river affects most of the buildings along the its path. Additionally, the Kibangu river in the south, coming from Mabibo ward and moving towards Kawawa road, and the China river in the northeastern part of the ward significantly affect the people living around these areas. Many settlements have been developed along these rivers, making the properties and their inhabitants  exceptionally vulnerable to the consequences of flooding.

 

Mburahati ward before mapping Source: OpenStreetMap

Mburahati ward before mapping

Mburahati ward after mapping Source: OpenStreetMap

Mburahati ward after mapping