Addis Ababa University Researchers Provide New Perspectives on Risk Management (Examining Urban Agriculture as a Strategy to Build a Water-Resilient City): Risk Management – ​​InsuranceNewsNet


April 15, 2022 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter – Staff News Editor at Daily Insurance News — Investigators release new risk management report. According to news from Addis Ababa, Ethiopiaby NewsRx editors, the research said, “Urban agriculture (UA) can be used as a strategy to ensure resilient cities are built.”

Our editors got a citation from the research of Addis Ababa University: “The objective of this study is to thoroughly review the literature on what UA can contribute to flood risk management with the aim of building water-resilient cities in several ways and in what ways. UA plays a key role in transforming the water economy from linear to circular, thereby reducing the dependence of urban areas on rural areas for the provision of ecosystem services, including management Flood-prone urban areas can be designated for UA as part of flood management while at the same time serving as a buffer zone to protect ecologically vulnerable areas from flood damage. DU has a higher infiltration capacity expressed in terms of number of curves (CN) and is affected by soil type and management practices Flood risk and its management can be shared between the government and local institutions to make the system workable. Rain and flood water harvesting is important to building a water resilient city where the sponge city concept has demonstrated the possibility of reducing storms from 100 years to 25 years.

According to the editors, the research concluded: “Administrators and urban planners must make UA the priority urban land use type because it enables building a water-resilient city while meeting to multiple policies and objectives compared to other types of urban land use.”

For more information on this research, see: Examining Urban Agriculture as a Strategy for Building a Water-Resilient City. City and environment interactions, 2022.14():100081. The publisher of City and Environment Interactions is Elsevier.

A free version of this review article is available at

Our journalists inform that additional information can be obtained by contacting Hayal Desta, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building construction and city ​​development (EiABC), Environmental Planning Program, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Other authors of this research include Gizaw Ebissa.

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