DW Angola3rd Interim Report - April 2014

3rd Interim Report - April 2014


After 27 years of civil conflict, Angola achieved peace in 2002 and only then has the country begun to address such long-term issues as adaptation to climate variability and its socioeconomic effects. Given the short length of the period in which significant meteorological and hydrological records were collected is short: 1940 to 1975 for meteorological records and 1960 to 1975 for hydrological records, very limited information is available on the vulnerability of coastal cities, on rainfall variability and trends, on river flows and on areas at risk (now and in the future). Similarly limited demographic and socio-economic information is available. The lack of such facilities and services makes it difficult for stakeholders to produce improved, even basic, information on rainfall and apply new data collection methods to contribution to the conduct of reliable research and credible knowledge production for better planning. This project was designed to narrow this gap and strengthen capacity building in the assessment of the impact climate variability on water supply and environmental risks in urban areas as a good entry point for practical adaptation planning setting grounds for de design of more medium and long term policy frameworks.