Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in Great Lakes Region Watersheds: the Lake Kivu Catchment and Rusizi River CRAG, funded by MacArthur Foundation through BirdLife International
The idea behind CRAGs is to help national and regional planners to reduce harmful, and enhance beneficial impacts from climate change. Altitudinal gradients are especially vulnerable to extreme climatic events, such as heavy rains, that are predicted to be more frequent in the future. Heavy rains on mountains and hills cascade down their slopes and cause severe soil erosion, flooding and landslides.
Droughts lead to the drying up of streams and rivers, and falling lake levels, impacting on urban and rural water supplies and sabotaging food production. You can Read the full summary of the project Here