HyCRISTAL (Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa) is one of five projects within the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme, funded by the Department for International Development and Natural Environment Research Council in the UK.
Availability of water is fundamental for development in the East African region. However, this vital resource is already under stress from land degradation, pollution and overfishing. Climate change adds to these problems, greatly increasing the vulnerability of the poorest people in the region. We are working in two different settings: rural communities that rely on agriculture and fishing; and urban populations where water supply and sanitation are under pressure.
Climate projections show a warming trend in the region in the decades ahead, but changes in rainfall and weather extremes are currently uncertain. HyCRISTAL is tackling current uncertainties which exist around climate change projections for the region, concentrating in particular on what they mean for the availability and management of water.
HyCRISTAL is developing new understanding of climate change and its impacts in the region, working with decision-makers to manage water for a more climate-resilient future.
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