Ce livre décrit les processus hydrologiques et leurs dynamiques passées et actuelles au gré de l’évolution des agrosystèmes, de leur emprise spatiale, de leur capacité d’adaptation au changement global, et aux changements climatiques. Il se fonde sur l’indicateur que représente la capacité de rétention en eau des sols, qui conditionne la bonne alimentation en eau et en nutriments des systèmes racinaires, tant des cultures que de la végétation naturelle. C’est aussi cette rétention en eau qui permet de limiter le ruissellement et les inondations en aval.

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

Water Course in Malawi

People, planet, prosperity and peace are four priorities shared by Africa and Europe, and areas where opportunities for beneficial cooperation abound. Over the past three decades, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has worked with many organisations and institutions across Africa. This report and its accompanying interactive online service, 'Africa StoryMaps', present the key findings from this collaboration, and set out options the decision-making, research, and education communities may consider.

The specific objectives of this component of the BASAL project (implemented by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) together with the Cuban Institutions partners), in consistency with the above overall objectives of the project, are:

Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006, Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.


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.

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.