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Water and water-related disasters (WRD)

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. SERVIR WA focused during phase I on monitoring ephemeral water bodies and groundwater, and on improving flood risk management. Achievements included the development of a platform providing information on the presence of water in ponds throughout the Ferlo (Senegal), the physico-chemical and hydrogeological characterization of the alluvial aquifers of the Korama and Goulbi Maradi basins, the development of geospatial tools for groundwater storage analysis, the modeling of aquifer dynamics, and the identification and development of the most appropriate and available socio-economic data sources to be incorporated into the hydrological platforms with the aim of evaluating the impacts of floods in West Africa and the Sahel.

During 2022-2027, a pivot towards urban areas will be initiated, to monitor an increasingly vulnerable segment of the West African population. Work will focus on automating workflows and dynamic socio-economic data integration, allowing regular updates and near real-time visualization and exploitation by end-users. This work will benefit from the support of CIESIN at Columbia University as a regional hub member. The WRD service area is led by the AGRHYMET Regional Centre (CRA, Niamey, Niger).

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..

Contact

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

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