Stakeholders recently convened in Abuja for a workshop aimed at bolstering flood prediction and early warning capacities in response to concerning forecasts of severe flooding in Nigeria. The event, titled “Strengthening Anticipatory Action through Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Systems to Mitigate Flood Impacts in Nigeria,” was organized by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and brought together government representatives and experts in climate change, water resources, and disaster risk reduction.

With a focus on enhancing the Water Resources Decision Support System and Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (WRDSS-FFEWS), participants engaged in discussions to refine flood forecasting, underscored by the imperative to address heightened flood threats attributed to projected rainfall patterns. The workshop also emphasized collaboration in formulating effective strategies to safeguard vulnerable populations and encourage sustainable socio-economic progress in the face of mounting flood risks.

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