This project aims at Understanding Interactions between Urban Floods, Municipal Solid Waste and Urban Planning in the Lusaka City-Region. The project is being funded by START, the global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training through Global Environmental Change (GEC) Research in Africa. The core objectives are to understand the link between past and current municipal solid waste systems and urban floods in the Lusaka city-region and build a proactive response model to urban floods by promoting municipal solid waste internalization in urban/infrastructure planning. It also seeks to promote institutional systematic coordination in the area of flood management, planning and municipal solid waste management. The project is expected to be completed within 12 months.