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Forecasts are given in above normal, normal, and below normal probabilistic categories, and various types of decision makers are now involved in the process. Remote-Sensing and Hydrologic Tools for Flooding in Africa: Zambezi, Limpopo, and Senegal Watersheds7 Worldwide, flooding causes loss of life and extreme damage to property on an almost annual basis, and Africa is no exception. In 1999 floods in the Senegal watershed and many other parts of West Africa killed several hundred people and left thousands homeless.

Ana NIANG, Tropis Cabinet, and Mr. Seyni COLY 10:05 Natural resources, environmental issues, and data requirements for the Senegal River basin Dr. Mbarack DIOP, TROPICA 41 APPENDIX A 10:30 Coffee Break An atlas on population, food, and environment: Senegal River Valley and CILSS-member Countries: Part 2 Mr. Hamdou-Rabby WANE, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Complementing data: Elements of decision making for natural resource management in the Senegal River basin: Part 1 Ms. Kristine McELWEE, National Ocean Services Pacific Services Center In-situ data resources on health impacts of Manantali, Diama, and Foum Gleita dams in the Senegal River basin: Part 2 Dr.

Many of the 26 WCD guidelines relate to data collection and analysis: stakeholder analysis, strategic impact assessment, project-level impact assessment, multicriteria analysis, life-cycle assessment, assessment of greenhouse gas emissions, distributional analysis, valuation of social and environmental impacts, risk assessment, baseline ecosystem surveys, baseline socioeconomic surveys, and environmental flow assessment. Because of its heavy reliance on a good information base, some critics have questioned the adaptability of the WCD proposed decision-making framework to the context of developing countries.

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