Dakar floods shows how social ties can help, hinder disaster management
Severe flooding in my village makes me wonder: does the strong sense of solidarity in Senegal relieve the government of its disaster management duties?
What can the BRACED discussion fora offer?
The first BRACED online discussion explores our new platform
Why the strongest hurricane on record was no ‘catastrophe’
While Hurricane Patricia was extreme by many measures including very fast wind speed and low central pressure, Patricia did not result in the catastrophic damage that some were anticipating.
Drought in Ethiopia tests people’s resilience to climate extremes
From camels to cut-and-carry systems, Ethiopians of varying vulnerability levels cope with climate change impact
Two seasons of late and erratic rains lead to drought in Ethiopia
Consecutive seasons of short or erratic rainfall are complicating farming efforts
Climate change risks endemic conflict and migration
Climate change is leading to endemic insecurity with crises like migration, food prices and water access that may be overlooked
Live with Water project area before project start
A view of the "Live with Water" project by CRES prior to the project's start.
Floods in Merti 2015
Floods in Merti, Kenya, Fall 2015
Living with water in urban Senegal
In Dakar, the capital of Senegal, rain flood waters have been worsening, destroying property, spreading disease and damaging local economy. A new flood water capture programme is changing all of that. There are plans to expand the program, but in the meantime, there are some problems. The local community leader explains.