HyCRISTAL

Countries involved: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda

Organizations involved: The Department for International Development (DFID), The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Walker Institute, University of Leeds, African Centre for Technology Studies, Tanzania Meteorological Agency, Ugandan National Meteorological Authority, British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK), Jomo Kenyatta University, Evidence for Development, Loughborough University, Met Office (UK), National Centre for Atmospheric Science (UK), National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (Uganda), North Carolina State University, Practical Action, Stony Brook University, Ugandan Ministry of Water Resources, University of Connecticut, Makerere University, Maseno University, University of Reading (Africa Climate Exchange)

The objective of this multi-disciplinary study is to better understand, and improve the projections of, the effects of climate change on rural livelihoods and urban infrastructure in the Lake Victoria basin. This will allow for policymakers to create better informed policy. This study involves meteorologists, hydrologists, engineers, agronomists, fisheries experts and social scientists working in East Africa.

Website: http://www.futureclimateafrica.org/project/hycristal/