Community Science Project Helps Track Geohazard Risks in Uganda

Press/Media: Research

Description

A community project in the Kigezi Highlands is helping to identify landslide and flooding hot spots and how the hazards are evolving

Senior citizens are among a group of volunteers helping to build a picture of geohazard risk in a populous mountain region in Uganda. Localized data from this initiative aim to identify communities vulnerable to landslides and flooding and to lead to improved early-warning systems.

Period22 Jul 2022

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleCommunity Science Project Helps Track Geohazard Risks in Uganda
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEos magazine
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date22/07/22
    DescriptionA community project in the Kigezi Highlands is helping to identify landslide and flooding hot spots and how the hazards are evolving. Senior citizens are among a group of volunteers helping to build a picture of geohazard risk in a populous mountain region in Uganda. Localized data from this initiative aim to identify communities vulnerable to landslides and flooding and to lead to improved early-warning systems.
    Producer/AuthorJames Dacey
    URLhttps://eos.org/articles/community-science-project-helps-track-geohazard-risks-in-uganda
    PersonsViolet Kanyiginya

Keywords

  • Africa, crowdsourced science, culture & policy, disaster preparedness, diversity, equity, & inclusion, EGU, ENGAGE, floods, Hazards & Disasters, Uganda