EVENT: What are the prospects for scaling and replicating pilot climate services in Africa?

Join FCFA and SSN for a working breakfast, alongside ICCS-5, to discuss the prospects for scaling and replicating pilot climate services in Africa.

Exploring the gap between climate change science and user needs in Senegal

AMMA-2050 held its second annual meeting in Somone, Senegal, an opportunity for nearly 50 consortium partners to gather face-to-face for exchanges across all work packages, joining climate science with impact modelling and social sciences. Rory Fitzpatrick and Jean-Pierre Roux report on the event.

Capitalising on communication channels – How Malawi uses WhatsApp for climate information

Innovation in collecting and disseminating climate information need not be complex as a group in Malawi has found by using a WhatsApp group to send out weather information, and to request actual observations from members in order to verify forecasts and ultimately improve their reliability. The UMFULA project's Katharine Vincent looks at the effective new method.

The Angola Low and Southern African rainfall in climate models

New research by Callum Munday, DPhil student at Oxford University’s School of Geography and Environment, sheds light on complex southern African climate dynamics, offering hope for improved regional climate prediction.

Call for papers - IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) will host its Scientific Assembly 10-14 July 2017 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Submission of abstracts for the various symposia and workshops is now open.

New guide: Climate models - What they show us and how they can be used in planning

Early career researchers boost skills in climate modelling

During a week-long course at the University of Leeds, UK, in December, seven early career researchers from prestigious institutions in West Africa have gathered to boost their skills in climate modelling and analysis of climate model results.

Open now for abstracts: 7th International Conference on Flood Management (Leeds, UK, 2017)

ICFM7 offers a unique forum to discuss the many issues that affect society’s responses to flood risk and associated challenges.

Second HyCRISTAL annual meeting held in Kisumu, Kenya

The HyCRISTAL team conducted a field trip to an informal settlement in Kisumu, Kenya to observe practical examples of the impact of climate on water and sanitation services in an informal settlement.

COP22 delegates hear how African climate information is improving

Climate scientists are making major advances in their understanding of Africa’s climate. Now they are figuring out how to present the information in ways that can help farmers, engineers, investors and other members of society make better use of it – reports CDKN’s Mairi Dupar.