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Development and Implemention of Flood Risk Mapping, Water Bodies Monitoring and Climate Information for Disaster Manegment and Human Health Integration with SERVIR

Lead PI: Dr. Pietro Ceccato

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

August 2012 - August 2017
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will develop tools for forecasting flood risks and assessing vector-borne disease risks for SERVIR-Africa in support of infectious disease monitoring and outbreak prediction by integrating NASA remotely-senses products into SERVIR.

OUTCOMES: Found there is a four month lag between the peak in surface water and the peak in malaria outbreak in most locations. Produced seven vector-borne disease assessment tools. Made progress on the other four tasks.

SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$571,775

RESEARCH TEAM:

Kyle McDonald, Erika Podest, Manuel del la Torre Juarez, Lisa-Maria Rebelo

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

City University of New York, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ILRI Campus, International Water Management Institute

KEYWORDS

risk infectious diseases hazards and risk reduction servir vector-borne disease water floods remote sensing predictability disease

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate