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Water scarcity in Cote d’Ivoire attributed to Climate Change, Dr Yéfoungnigui Souleymane YEO’s research reveals

Sakina Kahindi
08 Jul 2024 0

Climate change is a pressing issue impacting countries worldwide, and its effects are keenly felt across sub-Saharan Africa. In a pivotal study at Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire, Dr Yéfoungnigui Souleymane YEO, a recent Rsif PhD graduate (2024) from Cote d’Ivoire, highlights the impact of climate change on water resources availability.

Water scarcity is a growing threat in Côte d’Ivoire, with unpredictable rainfall patterns and rising temperatures leading to droughts and water shortages. Dr YEO analysed data on rainfall patterns, river flows, and groundwater levels across the country (Cote d’Ivoire).  This data helped him develop a clearer picture of how climate change is impacting these vital water resources.

Through the support of Rsif, Dr YEO has been able to access advanced research opportunities and collaborate with international experts at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development. This exposure not only enhances his academic journey but also equips him with the tools to make meaningful contributions to environmental policy and practice in Africa.

Dr. YEO’s work is a shining example of the impactful research being conducted by Rsif scholars across sub-Saharan Africa. The Rsif program empowers promising students like Dr. YEO to pursue advanced degrees in critical fields like climate science. This investment in higher education is crucial for equipping African scientists with the tools and knowledge needed to address the continent’s most pressing challenges.

The findings from Dr. YEO’s research will be instrumental in guiding future water management strategies in Côte d’Ivoire.  By understanding how climate change is impacting water resources, policymakers can develop more sustainable solutions to ensure a secure water future for the country.  This impactful research is a testament to the power of the Rsif program in nurturing a new generation of African scientists who are solving real-world problems and shaping a brighter future for their communities.

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories of how Rsif scholars are shaping the future of Africa through groundbreaking research and innovation.