Name : M. BAI SERGE
Institution : Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS)
University : University of Félix Houphouët Boigny, Ivory Coast
Period : December 7th, 2020 – March 31st, 2021
This EPP Fellowships 2020, was conducted at Sandec/Eawag, in Switzerland, with the topic : « Assessing risks related to flooding using openlisem modeling approach in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire » under the supervision of Dr.Christoph Luthi, and with the assistance of Dr. Joao Paulo Leitao.
My stay at Sandec/EAWAG, was very fruitful and scientifically productive, because I was working on a relevant topic linking water, sanitation, waste management flooding, and impacts on populations in the context of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. We applied the OpenLisem mapping software with the collaboration of the University of Twente in Netherland.
During my stay, I collaborated with researchers from different departments at Eawag, to study and validate the OpenLisem model. During this stay, I received practical knowledge on mapping softwares, mainly QGIS, OpenLisem analysis and the interpretation of maps. We highlighted main habitats, land use and at-risk areas contributing to increased flooding in the study area in Cocody and Abobo.
As a key output of my fellowship, I am currently writing a collaborative research article on the topic with my results analysed at Eawag. My thanks to the EPP Fellowship Team, for this great opportunity I received, with the support of Eawag-Sandec.