Articles | Volume 26, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2899–2922, 2022

Special issue: Contributions of transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2899–2922, 2022
Research article
13 Jun 2022
Research article | 13 Jun 2022

The role of multi-criteria decision analysis in a transdisciplinary process: co-developing a flood forecasting system in western Africa

Judit Lienert et al.

Data sets

Data for scientific paper (on Eawag Research Data Institutional Collection, ERIC): The role of MCDA in a transdisciplinary process: Co-developing a flood forecasting system in West Africa Judit Lienert, Jafet C. M. Andersson, Daniel Hofmann, Francisco Silva Pinto, and Martijn Kuller

Video supplement

Interview about the FANFAR project for the European Development Days (the Green Deal for a Sustainable Future; 15.–16.06.2021, #edd21) Jafet Andersson and Aishat Ibrahim

Video introducing the visualization portal of FANFAR FANFAR consortium

Short summary
Many western Africans encounter serious floods every year. The FANFAR project co-designed a pre-operational flood forecasting system (FEWS) with 50 key western African stakeholders. Participatory multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) helped prioritize a FEWS that meets their needs: it should provide accurate, clear, and timely flood risk information and work reliably in tough conditions. As a theoretical contribution, we propose an assessment framework for transdisciplinary hydrology research.