UNDP Seychelles, March 11, 2021
Farming for Life
How climate action in the Seychelles is improving access to water and protecting against flooding
As a result of the changing climate, precipitation in the Seychelles has taken to falling in sharp bursts, creating heavy flooding in the wet season, and imposing extended periods of drought during the dry season.
With limited water storage capacity and a difficult topography constraining infrastructure, water supplies are heavily dependent on short-term rainfall.
Additionally, communities living along the coasts are vulnerable to flooding as a consequence of rising sea levels. During cyclone season this vulnerability is exacerbated by increased storm surges.