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|Title: ||Environment impact assessment for flood mitigation and reclamation works at Fares-Maathoda, Gdh Atoll|
|Other Titles: ||Environment impact assessment for the provision of consultancy services for carrying out detailed designs for the flood mitigating measures at Fares-Maathoda Island, Huvadhu Atoll in Maldives|
|Authors: ||Land and Marine Environmental Resources Group|
|Keywords: ||Flood mitigation measures|
Legislative and regulatory considerations
Climatology and oceanography
Environmental impact assessments
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2013|
|Citation: ||Land and Marine Environmental Resources Group. (2013). Environment impact assessment for flood mitigation and reclamation works at Fares-Maathoda, Gdh Atoll. Male': Maldives|
|Abstract: ||The non-technical summary outlines the findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment
for the development of flood mitigation measures at Fares-Maathodaa in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in
the South of Maldives. The island is susceptible to flooding due to storm surges and powerful
swells and was one of the worst affected islands during the powerful swells which hit the
Maldives in 2007, with the entire island of Fares and one third of Maathodaa being flooded.
Hence the need for proper flood mitigation measures is crucial in order to ensure the safety of the
community of the island during possible similar events which may occur in the future.
The project proponent of this project is United Nations Office for Project Services, who were
requested by United Nations Development Programme to provide support of developing a
comprehensive coastal protection and drainage management support approach to the southern
island of Fares-Maathodaa. This project is part of a climate change package from the Danish
Government of about $10 million to UNDP.
The bid for the provision of consultancy services for carrying out detailed designs for flood
mitigating measures at Fares-Maathodaa Island was won by Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd (LHI)
(and their local counterpart, Riyan Pvt Ltd) and UNI Consulting Services. After conducting a
study at the site and undertaking numerical modeling of five engineering interventions which
were then proposed to UNOPS and the Government of Maldives it has been decided to construct
a continuous offshore breakwater structure of length 734 m, joining the headlands of Fares and
Maathodaa on the southwestern side of the island. Physical modeling was then conducted on this
option. The breakwater would be constructed using armour rocks of varying sizes and weights
which have been chosen based on their ability to resist extreme wave conditions without
significant displacement. The core of the breakwater will be filled with dredge material obtained
from within the enclosed lagoon area.
The project also involves the reclamation of the enclosed lagoon area of 191,700 m2, though
this component will be carried out as a second phase of the project, within a short duration of
completion of the breakwater construction. Details of this phase will be addressed in a separate
report formulated prior to commencement of this project.
The construction of the breakwater will be undertaken by UNOPS, while reclamation will be
funded and undertaken by the Government of Maldives.|
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