Build capacity for developing information products that
integrate technical water resources data with socio-economic
and environmental information.
is to present and illustrate general issues and trends concerned
with the availability, allocation and use, and development
potential of the shared Nile resource as cartographic products.
This activity is building on the geographical information
system (GIS) technology already established in the region.
Provide stakeholders and decision makers in the Nile Basin
with a thorough assessment of the linkage between agriculture
and water in the basin.
this context, a basin wide survey is conducted to assess
current and potential water use and water productivity in
rainfed and irrigated agriculture. A further case study
concerns the analysis and improvement of water productivity
through crop management. To estimate future agricultural
water use, scenarios are developed for demand of agricultural
produce in the Nile Basin in 2030.
Distribute information and project results to a wide spectrum
of decision makers, stakeholders, and civil society.
strategy has been developed to increase awareness among
government officials, local stakeholders and the public
about the use of the Nile system as a shared resource.
Consolidate the achievements of the previous project “Capacity
Building for Nile Basin Water Resources Management”
activities are implemented to extend the transboundary hydro-meteorological
monitoring network, and to finalize the ongoing database
quality control exercise. The project has also consolidated
the Nile Decision Support Tool (Nile DST), developed in
the previous project, through the implementation of a limited
enhanced information base, both at the national and basin
level, for assessing basin-wide development and cooperation
options, and for managing competing water demands from different
improved government capacity in the Nile Basin States to
analyze the trade-offs of cross-sectoral and basin-wide
development and cooperation scenarios. At the national level
this will translate in an enhanced ability to achieve allocation
of the scarce water resource that is effective, perceived
as equitable and fair, and that fosters rural development
and poverty alleviation.
common knowledge base, shared among all Nile riparians,
regarding Nile water resources issues ranging from water
availability, current and future water demands, development
potential, and management and cooperation options.