GRoW follow-up projects OUTLAST and SPS-Blue Nile
The OUTLAST and SPS-Blue Nile research projects were launched this month. Both projects are funded by the BMBF and will run for 3 years.
The OUTLAST project aims to develop the first global, multi-sectoral and operational drought forecasting system to quantify drought hazards and implement it as a component of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS).
SPS-Blue Nile aims to develop a meteorological-hydrological forecasting system for transboundary water management of the Blue Nile system; variables such as precipitation, inflow of water into reservoirs, and sediment transport will be predicted, allowing measures to be derived within the water-energy-food nexus for the Blue Nile system. More information on OUTLAST can be found here and on SPS-Blue Nile here.