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  • African Flood and Drought Monitor finds Applications in Health, Epidemiology and Migration studies

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Developed by Princeton University’s Terrestrial Hydrology Group in collaboration with UNESCO IHP, G-WADI secretariats and members, regional centers, the African Flood and Drought Monitor (AFDM) monitors and forecasts meteorological, agricultural and hydrological drought at various temporal and spatial scales. It also has a multi-decadal, historical reconstruction of the terrestrial water cycle against which current conditions can be compared. Some of the applications of the AFDM were foreseen by its developers, but researchers and international development specialists are finding ways to use t... Read More
  • USACE Hydrologic Engineering Center and G-WADI Develop Methodology to Import Gridded Rainfall Data Globally into the Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS)

    Saturday, July 15, 2017
    Water-related software from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) is very popular internationally because it is high quality, is well documented, comes with training, is supported, and is freely downloadable. HEC’s hydrologic modeling system (HEC-HMS) is no exception. However, one limitation has been that it has not been possible to utilize the gridded precipitation option for areas outside of the United States due to limitations in how gridded data was stored in the model. This is no longer a limitation. HEC, in collaboration with the University of California,... Read More
  • G-WADI Co-organizes Technical Workshop on Climate Change Risk, Vulnerability Assessment and Early Warning for Africa

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Africa is “ground zero” for vulnerability to climate variability and change because of its overall low level of adaptive capacity. Any increases in frequency and severity of climate related events such as floods, drought, heat waves, etc. would only increase the risk of disasters. However, climate relevant information in Africa is, in general, very scattered and with low resolution, and characterized by significant uncertainties. Further, the capacity of relevant stakeholders to collect, process and deliver appropriate climate related information is, overall, limited. To help address this situ... Read More
  • G-WADI Team Member Completes Lake Chad Embassy Science Fellow Position

    Thursday, August 1, 2013
    Home G-WADI Team Member Completes Lake Chad Embassy Science Fellow Position G-WADI Team Member Completes Lake Chad Embassy Science Fellow Position 2013-08-01 ICIWaRM hydrologist, and G-WADI team member, Dr. Kristin Gilroy recently completed a one-month Embassy Science Fellow Position through the U.S. State Department in N’Djamena, Chad. Dr. Gilroy was selected for the Embassy Science Fellow (ESF) position to conduct a comprehensive assessment of current research efforts and opportunities for engagement toward finding science-based solutions to the disappearance of Lake... Read More
  • G-WADI Organizes Session on Rainfall Estimates Using Satellite Data

    Thursday, June 6, 2013
    Satellite-derived products are often the only timely precipitation estimates available to support decision-making in developing regions with a limited number of on-the-ground rain gages. G-WADI, has taken a leadership role in efforts to make such estimates for applications to floods and droughts in developing countries. Recent developments in this area were highlighted at a series of sessions at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) recent Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico, May 14-17, 2013. The sessions, jointly organized by ICIWaRM team members, were titled “Advances in Satellite P... Read More

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