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The project aimed to evaluate the vulnerability of the city of Cotonou as well as the zone situated adjacent to the Cotonou Canal and three neighbouring towns to the effects of climate change, and identify the channels most suitable for investments to effectively address these climate change issues. The Study addressed two broad thematics : • Cotonou: draft a study to : o Analyse the anticipated evolution of climate change indicators and associated impacts on the city and its’ geographic drainage basin, and o Identify priority remedial measures, o Estimate climate change vulnerabilities arising from rainfall, o Identify roles played by existing wet zones and water banks. o Evaluate the vulnerability of the Cotonou canal zone o Propose palliative measures to same o Assess the anticipated impact of rainfall on rainwater harvesting o Formulate recommendations to increase infrastructure resilience to climatic evolutions. • Secondary Towns of Bohicon, Sèmè-Kpodji and Comé: draft a study to o Analyse the anticipated evolution of climate change indicators and associated impacts on the towns, as per varying scenarios o Propose global measures to endow them with the means to cope with anticipated client change o Formulate recommendations to increase infrastructure resilience to climatic evolutions. o Analyse vulnerable thematic areas o Identify the channels most suitable for investments to alleviate these impacts. At the end of the project, AETS' Team Leader performed a power point presentation to internal staff of AFD to explain the approach implemented on this study and carried out some additional working as well as the the Hydraulics Expert to ensure the data and knowledge transfer to Groupe Huit, the company in charge of the following feasibility study.

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