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Improved Drought Early Warning and FORecasting to strengthen preparedness to droughts in Africa

January 2010 - January 2013

Project Summary

The DEWFORA project developed a framework for the provision of drought early warning and response for the improvement of drought impact mitigation in Africa. This framework covers the whole chain from monitoring and vulnerability assessment, through to forecasting, warning, response, and knowledge dissemination. The project included a number of case studies, including: Limpopo River Basin (Southern Africa), Oum er Rbia basin (Morocco), Inner Niger Delta (West Africa),  Blue Nile basin (East Africa) and a Pan-African case study covering the whole African continent.


DELTARES - Netherlands

Source of funding : EUROPEAN COMMISSION 7th Framework Programme
Programme and Contact references : FP7-ENV-AFRICA 2010 - 265454
Total budget : 4,00 €
Partners :
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - South Africa
  • Dinder Center for Environmental Research - Sudan
  • European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts - France
  • German Reasearch Centre for Geosciences - Germany
  • Hydraulic Research Institute - Nile Basin Capacity Building network for River Engineering - Egypt
  • Joint Research Centre - France
  • Mediterranean Argonomic Institute of Zaragoza - Spain
  • IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre - Kenya
  • Nile Forecast Centre - Egypt
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research - Germany
  • Institut Argonomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II - Morocco
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education - Netherlands
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - Spain
  • University Eduardo Mondlane, faculty of Engineering - Mozambique
  • University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering - Portugal
  • WR Nyabeze & Associates - South Africa
  • WaterNet Trust - Botswana
  • Wetlands International - Sahelian Sub Regional Office - Mali