Flood is a hazard with increasing number of events and damages in all parts of the worlds. Many studies and researches have been conducted in understanding the causes of flood, effects and finding solutions to reduce its occurrences. Most of the solutions proposed have failed in the light of changing climate, river morphology and human modifications of watersheds in the world. In this regard, this research adapted geodesign as a flood reduction technique in stimulating flood risk within the Ankobra lower basin. Geodesign framework by Steinitz was adopted where various physical characteristics of the study area were remodelled. The results indicated that increasing building foundation above 88 m reduced flood risk. Also, further simulations by increasing drainage and connectivity reduced flood area size of extreme flood risk zone and high risk zones.
Part of the book: Flood Risk Management