Drones on the delta

November 25, 2016
Brian Owens, Canadian Geographic
Drone view of coastal Fuvemeh

Appeaning-Addo et al. 2015

Waves wash ashore at Fuvemeh, a town in Ghana's Volta River delta that’s threatened by coastal erosion and flooding.

Ghana’s Volta River delta is an area vulnerable to climate change, with rising seas and increasingly powerful storms driving flooding and erosion, leaving authorities there questioning whether the best response involves solutions such as sea walls or migration. A group of researchers is using drones to help provide answers.

Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between IDRC and Canadian Geographic.

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