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Flash flood vulnerability Mapping

Flash flood vulnerability Mapping

The SERVIR WA program will leverage this effort by developing a set of relevant, granular and up-to-date socioeconomic data layers, and making them available to improve flash flood vulnerability mapping and early assessments of the potential socio-economic impacts of anticipated floods. The scope of this service is therefore not in the improvement of hydrological modelling (such as FANFAR), but in the improvement of a service platform’s ability to translate hydrological model outputs into meaningful predictions of socio-economic impact and to generate commensurate alerts. Additionally, SERVIR WA will strengthen users capacity to mitigate flash flood risks by piloting appropriate hydrological model prototypes in selected small catchments, supported by locally vetted, high-resolution population, infrastructure, crop, topographic and climate data. Test catchments will be selected based on the availability of data and historical flash flood events.

Agriculture and food security (AFS)

Agriculture is the base of the economy of West Africa, which, as the World Bank asserts, provides livelihoods for most of the vulnerable population..

Land use land cover change and ecosystems (LUE)

Landscape management is associated with major challenges and opportunities throughout West Africa..

Water and water-related disasters (WRD)

Water scarcity and excess are the major constraints to sustainable livelihoods in the Sahel and West Africa. They usually result in floods and droughts..

Weather and climate (WAC)

West Africa is prone to high variability in seasonal weather. This is exacerbated by climate change, which increases the severity and frequency of this variation. Traditional means..

Financial instruments (FIS)

Financial Instruments (FIS) is a new service area proposed by SERVIR West Africa for 2022-2027 to build EO services that leverage stakeholders’ access to financial resources across..


c/o ICRISAT West and Central Africa Region Hub,
Samanko Station, Route de la Guinée,
P.O. Box 320, Bamako, Mali