Botswana: Okavango’s resurgent floods test disaster management

Inter Press Service: Despite early warnings about higher-than-usual flooding of the Okavango Delta in 2010, homes, fields, latrines and boreholes in the delta were flooded. Beginning in May, gradually rising waters destroyed crops, disrupted the water supply and sanitation facilities, threatening public health with increased incidence of malaria and diarrhoea. The flooding marks a return to high water levels last seen thirty or forty years ago, and even with advance notice, local government's ......

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