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1

What type of aid is Cahorra Bassa?

-large scale
-top down
-bilateral

2

Location?(river)

Zambezi river, Mozambique

3

What is the aid an example of?

when it causes more problems than it saves

4

What is the purpose of the dam?(2)

-for HEP power
-to control water supply in times of drought

5

How much electricity did the Mozambicans receive?

1%

6

Who was the electricity sold to?

South Africa

7

Describe the migration system used by locals before the dam was put in place:

1.Wet season:flood waters deposited alluvium onto floodplain
2.Dry season:people moved in to farm on fertile silts

8

How did the dam interrupt this migration system and what were the consequences?

-dams control the flooding so people permanently moved onto floodplain to be beside river
-natural flow interrupted
-during heavy rainfall dam released flood water
-villages flooded

9

How many deaths did the floods cause?

120

10

How many refugees were there after floods?

100,000

11

What aid was needed following the flood?

emergency

12

What aid was needed following the flood?

emergency

13

Social impacts of dam?

-only 1% of electricity for Mozambicans
-migration process destroyed

14

Economic impacts of dam?

-sell electricity to South Africa to make money(poor country)
-destruction of shrimp industry

15

Enviromental impacts of dam?

-land behind dam:flooded
-shrimps:destroyed
-interrupted natural flow
-impacts on surrounding land