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WASCAL COLLABORATES WITH NASA TO SCHOOL WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE STUDENTS
20-07-2017

WASCAL COLLABORATES WITH NASA TO SCHOOL WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE STUDENTS

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, WASCAL in collaboration with National...

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT ASSURES WASCAL OF GHANA GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT
19-07-2017

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT ASSURES WASCAL OF GHANA GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng has assured the West African Science...

WASCAL GETS NEW SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
16-05-2017

WASCAL GETS NEW SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Dr. Arona DIEDHIOU is now the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of WASCAL following the step down of...

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Welcome to WASCAL

With climate change being one of the most severe challenges to rural Africa in the 21st century, West Africa is facing an urgent need to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures.

WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service Center designed to help tackle this challenge and thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability. It does so by strengthening the research infrastructure and capacity in West Africa related to climate change and by pooling the expertise of ten West African countries and Germany.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), WASCAL is implemented in a collaborative effort by West African and German partners.

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WASCAL in the Media

Searching for rain in Burkina Faso

2017 - Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine. 30.03.2017

Sage mir, wann der Regen kommt

2017 - Stern, 23-2-2017

Publications

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Flood disaster risk mapping in the Lower Mono River Basin in Togo, West Africa

2017 - Joshua Ntajal | Benjamin L. Lamptey, Ibrahim B. Mahamadou, Benjamin K. Nyarko

Improving Hydro-Climatic Projections with Bias-Correction in Sahelian Niger Basin, West Africa

2017 - Oyerinde, T.G. | Hountondji, F.C.C., Lawin, A.E., Odofin, A.J.,Afouda, A. & B. Diekkrüger

Applying SHETRAN in a tropical West African catchment (Dano, Burkina Faso) - calibration, validation, uncertainty assessment.

2017 - Op de Hipt, F. | Diekkrüger, B., Steup, G., Yira, Y., Hoffmann, T. & M. Rode

Vacancies

WE ARE HIRING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Job Overview An intergovernmental organization is looking for an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to provide intellectual leadership in the West Africa region for its...

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The WASCAL Data Discovery Portal provides public access for scientists and stakeholders to the WASCAL spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Within WASCAL a large number of heterogeneous data are collected. In order to facilitate the acquisition, provision, integration, management and exchange of these heterogeneous data resources within a scientific and non-scientific multiuser (distributed) environment the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) WADI (WAscal Data Infrastructure) has been build-up.