Drought and flood mitigation service for Uganda

Drought and flood mitigation service for Uganda.
Tsarouchi, G.
In: EGU General Assembly 2018, 8-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria. (2018)

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Abstract:Uganda is at high risk from a variety of hazards, which have the potential to adversely affect progress on poverty reduction and economic growth. The World Bank has estimated that at least 200,000 Ugandans are affected by disasters each year. The Government of Uganda has identified drought as the most severe disaster affecting the lives and livelihoods of its citizens. There are currently significant levels of investment, across Uganda, into systems that collect and share early warning information on a range of hazards including floods and droughts. However, many of the current Early Warning Systems in Uganda do not appear to be sustainable from both a financial and technical point of view. They are mostly based on situational analyses and make little or no use of weather forecast information.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects:Water > General
ID Code:1486
Deposited On:13 Apr 2018 08:08
Last Modified:13 Apr 2018 08:08

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