Past and future hydroclimatic variability-West and Central Africa
Moussa SIDIBE joined CAWR in 2016 as a PhD candidate, working under the supervision of Dr Bastien Dieppois, Dr Jonathan Eden and Prof Damian Lawler.
Moussa recently defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Past and future hydroclimatic variability over West and Central Africa and their teleconnections”. Working at the interface of water and climate, his research interests include: hydrological modelling in data-scarce regions, water availability and climate change, uncertainties in hydrological impact studies and multi-scale drivers of hydroclimatic variability in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of his research is to provide stakeholders with reliable climate predictions to inform mitigation/adaptation plans.
The high internal hydroclimatic variability combined with scarce long-term hydrological records, as well as the uncertainties of climate projections in sub-Saharan Africa, challenge the scientific community to improve understanding of hydrological processes and provide more robust predictions to inform adaptation strategies.
My PhD project investigated those specific limitations and this seminar will provide an overview of the main findings and my contribution to improving hydroclimatic predictions over West and Central Africa.