Three new teams awarded DECIMALS grants

Three new teams have just been awarded DECIMALS grants in Bangladesh, Kenya and the Philippines. Congratulations and welcome to them! Altogether, 15 new scientists will research the potential impacts of SRM on their regions from 2021 to 2023:

  • In Bangladesh, the team led by Dr Abu Syed (Centre for Rediscovered and Redefined Natural Resources Research and Education) will seek to understand how SRM could affect the country’s hydrology, with a focus on the Padma-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin.
    Read more and meet the team here.
  • In Kenya, the team led by Dr Franklin J. Opijah (University of Nairobi) will aim to find out what SRM could mean for climate extremes and urban floods in East Africa, with a focus on the urban areas of Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Nairobi and Addis Ababa.
    Read more and meet the team here.
  • In the Philippines, Dr Patricia J. Sanchez (University of the Philippines Los Baños) and her team will research the potential impacts of SRM on the country’s agriculture, with a focus on the Laguna and Lanao lake areas.
    Read more and meet the team here.

In 2018, the first DECIMALS call for proposals returned more than 70 applications from 30 developing countries but only the eight very best-scoring teams could be funded, while other promising proposals had to be waitlisted. This year, new funding finally allowed us to fund these outstanding waitlisted proposals. We are proud to support them and wish them the best for their research!