Operational Flood Forecasting and Alerts in West Africa (FANFAR)

The aim of the FANFAR project was to reinforce the cooperation between West African and European hydrologists, ICT experts, decision analysts, and end-user communities to provide a co-designed, co-adapted, integrated, and co-operated streamflow forecasting and alert pilot system for West Africa.

The FANFAR project was built on established forecasting technologies. FANFAR incrementally refine these technologies and built capacity on how to use them through a set of workshops in the region. The refined forecasting system was operated, supported and tested in practical flood management by regional, national and local institutions. Social science frameworks were employed to aid development decisions, analyse behavioural responses, and understand technology adoption processes aiming to facilitate sustainable uptake of the system in the region.

Read more about the project: fanfar.eu