Students from the University of Nairobi and a researcher from Kenya Meteorological Department prepare to launch weather balloons carrying radiosondes to measure wind speed and other atmospheric parameters as part of the RIFTJET campaign. Credit: Callum Munday

12 October 2021

Advancing knowledge of African climate for decision makers

Compared to other regions of the world, Africa’s climate has generally been less studied, and hence remains less understood. What are the implications for water managers and decision makers, and what can be done to address this issue?

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Image of cyclone Yaas (May 2021) hitting coastal Bangladesh. Photo credit: Lutfor Rahman

27 September 2021

Climate shocks, adaptation and water security: how research can support action

Dr Anna Murgatroyd discusses different ways in which adaptation can improve climate resilience, drawing on research from our recent ‘Water Security for Climate Resilience’ report.

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Women are fleeing their homes due to severe floods in Bangladesh, 2017. Credit: Farid Ahmed

19 August 2021

How social inequalities amplify water-related climate vulnerability

Dr Sonia Hoque, Dr Catherine Grasham and Dr Marina Korzenevica shed light on the lived experiences of water-related climate vulnerability to re-emphasise the importance of social research to ensure just outcomes in the fight against climate change.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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