Welcome to the homepage of the research project INTEWAR. The joint project "INTEWAR - Innovative Technologies for the containment of Water Associated Diseases" is dedicated to the issues of floods and drought in the African country of Cameroon, which often have catastrophic effects on human health as well as on the economic and ecological values there.

The research project

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on the guideline “IKARIM – International Disaster and Risk Management” as part of the Federal Government’s “Research for Civil Security” program.

INTEWAR contributes to the research themes “Disaster preparedness and mitigation” and “Disaster management and recovery”.

The pilot areas

The investigations carried out within the framework of the project focus on several pilot areas, which differ significantly from a water management perspective –

Consequently, the disaster scenarios to be examined also differ. These differences, and thus measures adapted to the circumstances, enhance the transferability of the findings to other regions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Key areas of work

Flood hazard maps SOA

One of the goals of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (IWW) at RWTH Aachen University is the creation of flood hazard maps on the basis of a hydraulic runoff model for the project regions…

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Fourth project trip to Cameroon

As part of the 4th project trip, a six-member delegation from the INTEWAR project travelled to Cameroon between 26 October and 4 November. The team consisted of two staff members each from FiW e.V., IHPH and IWW. On site, the delegation was joined by staff from…

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