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Uruguay : National Director of Sinae participates in coordination meeting for flood risk management in Salto.

On Friday, August 9 in the Meeting Room of the Intendencia de Salto (Juan Carlos Gmez 32), the National Director of Sinae, Fernando Traversa will hold a coordination meeting on Flood Risk Management policies against Climate Change. The authorities of the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment, Mixed Technical Commission of Salto Grande and the Intendencia de Salto, who will offer a joint press conference will participate.

This is a meeting to address the coordination of Flood Risk Management policies against Climate Change and the implementation of the binational Uruguay River project of the Climate Change Adaptation Fund. The work agenda includes the analysis of risk maps and the consideration of transformation measures for high-risk areas and adaptation and risk reduction measures for medium-risk areas.

Since the approval of the Territorial Planning Plan that identifies flood areas and their different levels of risk, the departmental capital has better tools for the decision of people relocation actions. In this way, an adequate and sufficient land portfolio is constructed to perform the necessary relocations while the vacant flood areas are conditioned for other purposes.

On this occasion, a report prepared by the Institute of Engineering and Fluid Mechanics of the Faculty of Engineering (UdelaR) will be presented, for the design and risk analysis of structural measures as a way to control flooding caused by the river Uruguay in front of the city of Salto.

The participation of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment, Jorge Rucks; from the National Water Director, Daniel Greif and the Climate Change Director, Ignacio Lorenzo. For the Departmental Administration, Mayor Andrs Lima, the Director of Works Elbio Machado and the Director of Social Development, Regino Lpez. On behalf of the Delegation of Uruguay before the Mixed Technical Commission of Salto Grande, Gabriel Rodrguez, the vice president of the aforementioned commission, Eduardo Bandeira and the delegate Carlos Albisu together with his technical team.

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