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Development Workshop is working on numerous projects focused on the issue of climate change in Angola.
 

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1st Interim Report - April 2013

Thursday, 4 August, 2016
The overall objective of the proposed project is to strengthen Angola’s efforts in climate change adaptation by developing tools and providing information that address information gaps about rainfall patterns and hydrology and their likely impact on environmental risks and water-supply issues in Angola’s coastal urban areas.

Analysis of Angolan historic rainfall data

Wednesday, 3 August, 2016
This paper reports on a component of Development Workshops’ research project “Water resource management under a changing climate in Angola’s coastal settlements”. It sets out why recovery and analysis of historic rainfall data is important, as well as the challenges of using rainfall data in Africa. It shows why these difficulties are greater in the case of Angola, where there are significant...

CERF Droughts South of Angola - 4th sitrep as of 13 July 2016

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016
Southern Angola has been affected by recurrent cycles of droughts and floods since 2008. In 2015, 1.4m people in 7 provinces were affected by El Niño, of which about 78% resided in three provinces of southern Angola, namely Cunene (56% of the total people affected), Huila and Namibe. Agricultural and livestock losses were estimated to be about $242.5m in 2015 and 500,000 heads of livestock have...

Análise dos Dados históricos da precipitação para Angola- CETAC

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016
O objectivo geral do projeto é o de reforçar os esforços de Angola na adaptação às alterações climáticas através do desenvolvimento de ferramentas e fornecer informações que colmatar as lacunas de informação sobre os padrões de chuva e hidrologia e seu provável impacto sobre os riscos ambientais e os problemas de abastecimento de água em áreas urbanas costeiras de Angola.

Counting rooftops: Innovative remote-sensing techniques chart poverty in Angola

Monday, 25 April, 2016
IDRC Communications A longstanding IDRC grantee combines satellite observations with old-fashioned grassroots data gathering to measure the impact of Angola's rapidly growing slums on the environment. Since 2002, when decades of civil conflict ended, Angola has struggled to rebuild. Its planners are hampered, however, by a shortage of reliable data about their own country’s population and...

Workshop sobre: Planeamento das Cidades Costeira de Angola para a Adaptação Climática

Thursday, 31 March, 2016
As alterações climáticas são alterações ao longo do tempo que devido à variabilidade natural ou como resultado da actividade humana. Uma consequência das alterações climáticas é que no futuro as temperaturas serão mais elevadas de que actualmente.  O aumento depende das medidas tomadas para travar as alterações climáticas mas pode haver um aumento significativo durante os próximos 100 anos....

Interview sur une planification adaptée au climat pour les villes côtières de l’Angola

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016
Interview avec Québec Science: L’Angola bénéficiait autrefois d’une riche base de données climatiques. Mais 30 ans de guerre civile, entre 1973 et 2002, ont détruit 98% des stations météorologiques du pays et les données associées. La guerre a aussi poussé un grand nombre de familles des régions rurales à fuir le centre du pays; elles se sont installées dans les villes du littoral, dans l’ouest,...

Enviromental Risk Maps

Saturday, 5 March, 2016

Vulnerabilidade, Resiliência Ambiental e Adaptação dos Assentamentos em Cabinda

Friday, 4 March, 2016
Cabinda tem crescido rapidamente nos últimos anos, com o número de casas aumentando em cerca de 4% por ano entre 2012 e 2015. Muitas pessoas mais pobres foram forçadas a ocupar a terra de baixo custo, onde há um risco de inundação e erosão. As condições sócio-económicas são um desafio nessas zonas habitacionais de baixa renda, chuvas intensas e irregulares, freqüentemente levam a inundações. As...

Vulnerabilidade, Resiliência Ambiental e Adaptação dos Assentamentos em Lobito e Catumbela

Thursday, 3 March, 2016
A população do Lobito cresceu rapidamente nas últimas decadas. A maioria dos recém-chegados ocuparam terras de baixo custo, onde há um risco de deslizamentosde terra e inundações. As condições sócio-económicas são um desafio nessas zonas habitacionais de baixa renda. Chuvas irregulares, intensas freqüentemente levam a inundações. As alterações climáticas podem resultar em inundações mais...

Vulnerabilidade, Resiliência ambiental e Adaptação dos Assentamentos em Luanda

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
A população de Luanda aumentou rapidamente para cerca de 7 milhões de pessoas em 2016. A maioria dos recémchegados ocuparam terras de baixo custo, onde há um risco de inundação e erosão. Condições sócio-económicas são um desafio nessas zonas habitacionais de baixa renda. Chuvas irregulares, intensas, freqüentemente levam a inundações. As alterações climáticas podem resultar em inundações mais...

Vulnerabilidade, Resiliencia Ambiental e Adaptacao dos Assentamentos em Benguela

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
A população Benguela tem aumentado rapidamente nas últimas décadas. A maioria dos recém-chegados ocuparam terras de baixo custo, onde há um risco de inundação e erosão. As condições sócio-económicas são um desafio nessas zonas habitacionais de baixa renda. Chuvas irregulares e intensas frequentemente levam a inundações. As alterações climáticas podem resultar em inundações mais frequentes e...

Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements Project

Thursday, 7 January, 2016
The Communications Initiative recently featured Development Workshop's "Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements" on their website. DW's researchers are working with communities, reviewing archived materials, and using satellite imagery to assess and map flooding risks in Angola's economically poor coastal communities. In the context of the fact that a...

Drowning Megacities: On the Front Lines of the African Climate Battle

Sunday, 6 December, 2015
Interactive storytelling project from AlJazeera Labs: the African megacities are under dual pressure from uncontrolled urbanisation and floods worsened by climate change. The result is a catastrophe that is unravelling in slow motion and threatening the livelihoods of millions of people. Link: http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2015/drowning_megacities This short film by Mistra Urban Futures...

Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements

Friday, 6 November, 2015
The Communication Initiative Network website features a useful summary of DW’s project work on Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements. Click here to visit the page, published November 4, 2015.

Adaptation to climate change in African coastal cities

Friday, 1 May, 2015
Coastal cities in Africa, which comprise some of the continent’s most important hubs of industry and commerce, are also experiencing rapid population growth. As these cities grow, problems with inadequate housing, water and sanitation infrastructure are worsening. Lack of effective planning is also increasing the vulnerability of poor urban people, which is often made worse by impacts of climate...

Climate Change and Land Markets in Angola

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015
Presentation by Development Workshop's director Allan Cain at the annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty held in Washington DC from March 23 to 27, 2015. The coastal cities of Angola where urban populations have been growing since the displacement provoked by the civil war are experiencing negative impacts of climate change and rising land prices. This region experiences lower rainfall...

IDRC "In Conversation With" DW's director on climate data in Angola

Thursday, 19 March, 2015
Prolonged civil war has destroyed the majority of Angola’s meteorological and hydrological monitoring systems. As part of the International Development Research Centre's (IDRC) 'In Conversation With' YouTube series, Development Workshop director Allan Cain explains how researchers are working with communities, reviewing archived materials, and using satellite imagery to assess and map flooding...

Lobito Flooding March 2015

Monday, 16 March, 2015
Information from Development Workshop's climate change research team working in Lobito as of March 14, 2015 to help local authorities map the disaster areas affected by Lobito flooding. DOWNLOAD JPEGS: Satellite imagery taken at 15h30 Angola time on March 16, 2015 via EUMSAT Projecto de Mapeamento dos Riscos de Mudanças Climáticas para Assentamentos Costeiras de Angola Projecto de Mapeamento dos...

Cuvelai Basin - Improved Resilience and Climate Governance

Thursday, 1 January, 2015
Over the last four years, the Cuvelai Basin caught the headlines due to extensive flooding. The Cuvelai is a very specific water system, unlike any other in Southern Africa. Little is still known about this system, one of the most heavily affected by climate change in the whole region. To date there is only one publication that attempted a comprehensive approach towards understanding the water...

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