Flood fatalities in Africa: From diagnosis to mitigation

  title={Flood fatalities in Africa: From diagnosis to mitigation},
  author={Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Alberto Montanari and Harry F. Lins and Demetris Koutsoyiannis and Luigia Brandimarte and G{\"u}nter Bl{\"o}schl},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
[1] Flood-related fatalities in Africa, as well as associated economic losses, have increased dramatically over the past half-century. There is a growing global concern about the need to identify the causes for such increased flood damages. To this end, we analyze a large, consistent and reliable dataset of floods in Africa. Identification of causes is not easy given the diverse economic settings, demographic distribution and hydro-climatic conditions of the African continent. On the other hand… Expand

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