The University of Bonn (U-BN), Department of Geography’s research group Eco-hydrology and Water Resources Management of Prof. Evers is the overall coordinator of the project. The group has experience in the development and implementation of hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling, scenario development, vulnerability assessment, flood disaster risk management (FDRM), and decision support system (DSS). And have a good track record in the engagement and participation of stakeholders on FDRM, participatory modelling and enhancing social learning. The research group is currently involved in several projects related to FRM (BMBF), climate change adaption (BMBF), Human-Water-Research (SfB/DfG) as well as flood risk and health in Accra/Ghana (NRW Fortschrittskolleg). Click here to know more.
The University of Freiburg (U-FR) professor chair of Forest and Environmental Policy is part of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. The core competency of the chair lies in the sound analysis and development of innovative and applicable policy approaches and solutions for urgent environmental policy problems. The chair has in particular experiences in the area of flood risk, climate risk and disaster, and disaster resilience at different policy levels, from local to global. The group collaborated on a number of international projects funded by BMBF, EU-FP7 and DFG and has a tradition of training Master and PhD student as well as collaborating with scholars from Ghana and other African countries. Click here to know more.
The research group Flood Risk Management (AG FRM) is part of the Department Water, Environment, Construction and Safety (WUBS) of the University of Applied Sciences in Magdeburg (HS-M). The group was founded 20018 by Prof. Bachmann who is also the current group leader. Primary goal of our research work is the development of methods and tools that contribute to the improvement of flood protection and support adaptive and sustainable flood risk management. The aim is to develop holistic, interdisciplinary approaches. Hydrology, statistics, hydrodynamics, consequences for economy, critical infrastructures, ecology and people, reliability of structures and the risk analysis itself have to be integrated into approaches and tools. The free software package PROMAIDES which supports a multi-criteria, risk-based evaluation of flood mitigation measures is developed by us. Further information AG FRM you can find in ReserachGate.
Flood Competence Center (HKC) is a registered non-profit organisation in Germany, which brings together a unique network of people and institutions affected by flooding, including municipalities and universities. The HKC has more than 140 members in Germany and abroad. At HKC, science and practice are brought together for the purpose of holistic flood pre-vention and therefore the sustainable development, provision and transfer of expertise. Click here to know more.
West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) is a research, capacity building and climate service center with its head quarters based in Accra, Ghana. It conducts research on many areas of climate science to impacts of climate change as well as adaption and mitigation of climate change. WASCAL has over 5 years of experience in natural hazard mapping, risk and vulnerability assessments at multiple scales in West Africa with particular monitoring assets located in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Benin. In this project, WASCAL will contribute to the collection and analysis of data, to the coordination and organisation of workshops, meetings and working sessions and to the formulation of R&D oriented research proposal. Click here to know more.
As the national coordinating institution for the management of water resources and related activities, the Water Resources Commission (WRC) will be a ground-supportive institution for the identification and establishment of contact with other institutions and stakeholders. It will actively participate in the discussion and the evaluation of the proposed solutions for improvement and elaboration of research and development project. The commission will play the lead role by providing the platform to coordinate the various institutions such as the earth observation providers, disaster management organisation and the local governance institutions in Ghana. Click here to know more.
The vision of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) is to enhance the capacity of society to prevent and manage disasters and to improve the livelihood of the poor and vulnerable in rural communities through effective disaster management, social mobilisation and employment generation. Its mission is to manage disasters by co-coordinating the resources of government institutions and non-governmental agencies, and developing the capacity of communities to respond effectively to disasters and improve their livelihood through social mobilization, employment generation and poverty reduction projects. WRC and NADMO will contribute in interviews, the realisation of the workshops, identification of key stakeholders and provide data, information and knowledge. Click here to know more.
The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) in Ghana is an international research college at the University of Ghana in Legon, Accra. The Institute facilitates the cooperation of Ghanaian scientists with their international peers beyond disciplinary and geographical boundaries. MIASA is committed to reducing global asymmetries in knowledge production, simultaneously bridging the cultural divide between anglophone and francophone Africa, as well as increasing the visibility of humanities and social science research by academics in and from Sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to know more.
Project Partner Leaders
University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers (Consortium project leader)
University of Freiburg- Dr. Sylvia Kruse
University of Applied Sciences in Magdeburg – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Bachmann
Flood Competence Center – Dipl.-Hydrologe Georg Johann
WASCAL – Prof. Kehinde O. Ogunjobi and Prof. Daouda Kone
Water Resources Commission – Dr. Mawuli Lumor
National Disaster Management Organization – Ms. Charlotte Norman