“Information Products for Nile Basin Water Resources
Management” is intended to strengthen the ability
of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed
decisions with regard to water resources policy and management
in the Nile basin. A thorough understanding of the state
of the Nile resource, and the current use and productivity
of its waters, will enable decision makers to better assess
trade-offs and implications of shared-vision development
project is supported by the Government of Italy and carried
out under the umbrella of the Nile Basin Initiative, of
which Italy is a full partner. It is implemented by the
ten Nile riparians with technical and operational assistance
of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO). The project has a budget of US$ 5 million, bringing
the total contribution since 1996 of the Government of Italy
to the Nile process to over US$ 16 million.
project became operational in November 2004 and activities
will be completed by May 2008.
project will make extensive use of regional expertise. It
will also draw on the specific experience and knowledge
residing at FAO, especially in the fields of agricultural
water use and water productivity.