Flooding is a rapidly growing concern in West Africa, projected to increase with climate change. Several floods have occurred in recent years with severe consequences including loss of lives, displacements, disruption to public services, destroyed homes, damaged infrastructure, and delayed transportation. Hence, there is an urgent need for improved flood management in the region.
Access to operational forecasts and alerts is a critical component in this endeavour. FANFAR is an EU-financed project that co-designs, co-adapts, and co-operates a pilot short- and medium-term hydrological forecasting and alert system for West Africa. It aims to provide key stakeholders with reliable and timely access to operational forecasts and alerts enabled by a robust forecast production system adapted to regional conditions and operated by West African institutions.
FANFAR enhances the capacity of West African institutions
to forecast, alert for and manage floods.