CONGO FRIEND group is born of the observation that although being the second largest river in the world by the discharge, the Congo River basin remains largely understudied (Alsdorf et al.,2016).
Congo FRIEND aims to strengthen the research and knowledge capacity in this region of the world, based on the emerging new research teams over the many countries that share the Congo River.
The group intends to promote the use of FRIEND-Water framework to:
- address the challenge of generalizing knowledge derived from local observations and understanding of the catchment response characteristics, as well as the underlying process controls;
- provide guidance for measurement and modelling, and constraints for predictions in ungauged basins and to estimate impacts of environmental changes.