The transboundary Zambezi River Basin (ZRB), the fourth largest in Africa, faces many challenges from
the perspective of the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem (WEFE) nexus, including, among many others,
hydropower, reservoir multipurpose optimization and release management, rainfed and irrigated
agriculture development, impact of land use and agricultural practices (including livestock and
fisheries), role of ecosystem services (natural parks, wetlands), pressures on resources due to

The Nile – the world’s longest river – runs through 

False color composite made by Sentinel 2A and 2B satellites imagery (Bands 8-4-3)

Ce film capitalise les principaux résultats issus de la mise en oeuvre du projet "Eau pour la croissance et la lutte contre la pauvreté dans le bassin transfrontalier de la Mékrou" (Bénin-Burkina Faso et Niger) financé par la Commission de l'Union Européenne et mis en oeuvre par GWP-AO et le CCR de Janvier 2014 à décembre 2017.

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Document published in 2011 by OSS (Sahel and Sahara Observatory), focused on the design and implementation of a hydrogeological model of the Iullemeden Aquifer System. The aquifer, extending through Mali, Niger and Nigeria, is one of the two outmost important groundwater systems in the Niger basin, with groundwater flowing mainly from north to the south.


Les résultats des discussions durant l’atelier scientifique peuvent être résumés de manière suivante :

Launched by NEPAD on 1st Februray, the Call for Expression of Interest for Universities and Research Institutions in Water Sciences to constitute and become members of the AU/NEPAD Central and Eastern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence (AU/NEPAD CEANWATCE), is expected to receive Application until next 28th February 2017.


Atelier scientifique MEKROU

15-17 Février 2017