Dealing with flooding in the capital

Flood-proofing Apia by improving drainage, thanks to the GCF Vaisigano Catchment Project in Samoa

Samoa’s capital, Apia, is located in one of the country’s most low-lying areas along the coast. Naturally, this makes it highly vulnerable to flooding, an issue that has long been the bane of the capital’s

Heavy downpours always equal inundation of the drainage systems in Apia, which leads to flooding. Businesses within these flood-prone areas in the central business district (CBD) and its periphery
always cop the full brunt of these flood waters.

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