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Tome_AnaEthiopia is rich and diverse in cultural and religious history, being the oldest independent African country and one of the oldest in the world. SCIAF has supported local partners in Ethiopia since 1986. For the last five years SCIAF has worked collaboratively with its sister agencies CAFOD and Trocaire through a single Ethiopia office with a single programme, which works in four key areas: Helping people earn a sustainable living; HIV/AIDS responses; Developing an inclusive society; Responding to humanitarian disasters

The Philippine Working Group on Disaster Risk Resilience

pwg_bro-298x300The activities of the Philippine Working Group (PWG) are organized through the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), a Jesuit research organization in the Philippines that promotes environmental sustainability and social justice through the integration of scientific methodologies and social process.  PWG activities and process are critical to ESSC’s work program on disaster risk resilience that is undertaken in collaboration with partners who seek ways to reduce the risk of weather events when these trigger hydroclimatological hazards such as floods, landslides, and drought.

What the weather can and cannot say about climate

dv1Helping us with this is David Vallee, the Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center in Taunton, Massachusetts. The center provides detailed forecasting information to National Weather Service Forecast Offices and the hundreds of federal, state and local water resource entities throughout the Northeast and New York. Mr. Vallee has also conducted research addressing severe storms, floods, heavy rainfall production, the behavior of New England Hurricanes, and most recently looking at the changing river flood behavior as a result of the combined effects of a trending climate (warmer/wetter) and urbanization over the past 40 years.