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Upcomming  Events

AfriClimate AI Community Town Hall (29/05/2024)

Date: 29 May 2024

Time: 16:00 - 17:00 GMT

AfriClimate AI is hosting its first Community Town Hall on Wednesday, 29 May 2024 🎉. 

The Town Hall agenda includes:

We invite all community members to join this session. If you would like to share your work and ideas with the community through a lightning talk, please complete the form linked below.

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Meeting ID: 837 0972 8315

Passcode: 416397

Past Events

Global Prediction of Extreme Floods in Ungauged Watersheds (24/04/2024)

Speaker:  Dr Grey Nearing

Date: 24th April, 2024

Time: 16:30 GMT

Grey Nearing

Grey Nearing is a Research Scientist at Google. He holds a PhD in Hydrology from the University of Arizona and has worked on global hydrological modelling at NASA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and NOAA. Before joining Google, he was a professor at the University of Alabama and the University of California Davis. Dr. Nearing and colleagues developed early implementations of machine learning flood forecasting models that are now used at Google and in the NOAA Next-Generation National Water Model.

Talk Abstract:

Floods pose a significant threat to communities across Africa, often leading to devastating consequences. The challenge of predicting floods is amplified by the lack of weather stations and hydrological data in many regions. Google has developed an AI-based river and inundation forecasting system and is partnering with governments and water agencies around the world to provide real-time flood alerts directly to individuals, communities, and NGOs through existing Google information channels like Maps, Search, and Android Alerts. This talk will cover the background, development, and impact of this effort.

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