Story of a flood


The Future Climate for Africa research team, HyCRISTAL, spent time with some community groups in Kisumu, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda talking about their experiences of flooding in the urban areas where they live. 

They talked about what happened before, during and after a flood, and how high the waters came and where actually got flooded. Initially, this was to inform flood modelling, and check the accuracy of simulations, but listening to their stories, the HyCRISTAL team wanted to do something with the stories they were telling about their real, lived experience of these events.

Watch this animation to get a better understanding on how climate risks of urban floods impact communities in East African cities.