Seasonal Flood Forecast

The first training workshop on the seasonal forecast of floods within the IGAD region at IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) was co-organized with ICPAC for national hydrological experts with the support of the Agriculture, Hydrology and Meteorology Research Center (AGRHYMET) in August 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya. The group of experts were able to produce the first seasonal floods forecast in the region, based on the hydrological data brought by participants and the consolidation of the different models. The preliminary results of the first floods seasonal forecast for the sub-region were presented and disseminated during held in Addis Ababa on August 2014. The seasonal flood forecast are contributing to improve the planning and management of water resource, hydropower planning and water related disaster prevention. 

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