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Preliminary Report

Our preliminary report is available at: report We still have a lot of work to do. People in Bududa need to establish landslide monitoring system; Bulecheke camp needs short and long-term planning. The situation is grave due to the … Continue reading

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African Dancing in Mbale

One night, after coming back from the field we saw the performance by Elgon Ngoma Troupe, a local goup of young dancers and drummers. Being a fan of jembe I could not stop listening to music and watching dancers. I hope I … Continue reading

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Coming back from Nametsi and Butaleja: more questions than answers …

After spending two weeks on mapping floodplains and landslides, measuring river discharges we return back to New York. I always ask students in my geology class when we discuss hydrology:”What do you thinkI do first when I come back home to … Continue reading

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Nametsi Landslide

For the past three days we were scrambling along the western flank of Mt. Elgon to map villages affected by the Nametsi landslide and the landslide itself. Nametsi is a tiny village with few hundred people, most residing now in … Continue reading


Papirus paradise

We continued our survey of floodplains within the watershed of Manafwa River. In fact, we drove yesterday to the upper reaches of this river to the area of our next geologic investigation – landslides in Nametsi village located on the slopes … Continue reading

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Living with floods …

After we arrived in Mbale we spend three days working with our team from John Hopkins University scouting area of Butaleja county (pronounced as Bu-ta-le-ja), mapping roads and selecting villages for mortality and injury survey. We found that UN data … Continue reading

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First days in Uganda

After layover in London we arrived in Uganda. The weather was wonderful, dry and warm, much better than in New York that we left couple days ago. From the Entebbe airport we headed toward Kampala and after meeting our team … Continue reading