Dashboard
Actueel weer
Zondag 30 september
33°
Zonnig
Weersvoorspelling
Do 1 okt 33°regenachtig
Za 2 okt 33°regenachtig
Zo 3 okt 33°regenachtig
Actuele waterstand
Zondag 30 september
657cm
Hoog
WeersvoorspellingPeak flow level (cm)
Minimum 660
Mean 663
Maximum 666
Observatory of Integrated Water Management in the Upper Niger basin and Inner Niger Delta

Observatory of Integrated Water Management in the Upper Niger basin and Inner Niger Delta

Water is a source of life for people and animals in the Sahel. This requires an adequate management of this scarce resource to ensure an equitable distribution between users, sectors and regions. This website is an information platform about Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Upper Niger Basin and the Inner Niger Delta. You can explore the background information in the themes listed below.

You may want to look at the interactive viewers with maps and spatial information, or go directly to the interactive tool Decidaid. This tool visualises the impact of upstream interventions, such as dams and irrigation, on the water system and production of natural resources downstream in the Inner Niger Delta. Choose your own scenario!

Featured topics

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is needed to ensure a balanced water management that takes into account all interests upstream and downstream.

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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Hydrology

The management of water resources forms the backbone of IWRM in the Upper Niger Basin and Inner Niger Delta. This Section provides a framework and up-to-date information on water quantity.

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Hydrology

Weather and Climate

Weather and climate patterns have a large impact on daily life and the livelihoods of communities in West Africa. This Section provides background and up-to-date information, in particular about rainfall as indicator of water availability.

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Weather and Climate

Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Healthy ecosystems are at the basis of life and an important part of IWRM. This Section provides background information, in particular about the Inner Niger Delta and ecological hotspots in the Upper Niger Basin.

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Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Socio-economy

The rural economy and livelihoods of the rural communities in the Upper Niger Basin are strongly connected to the availability of water resources. This Section provides relevant background information and available data.

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Socio-economy

BAMGIRE project

The BAMGIRE project (2015 – 2020) focuses on Integrated Water Resource Management in the Inner Niger Delta and the Upper Niger Basin. BAMGIRE is managed by Wetlands International Mali (WIM) and is financially supported by the Dutch Embassy in Bamako.

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BAMGIRE project
Observatory of Integrated Water Management in the Upper Niger basin and Inner Niger Delta

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About

Introduction to the Observatory

Introduction to the Observatory

The Observatory Upper Niger Basin and Inner Niger Delta is an online information system that provides governments, decentralized institutions, ngo’s and (local) communities access to available data and information on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and related themes as climate change, precipitation, water management, environment and natural resources. This enables them to make more informed decisions on the management of the Upper Niger River and the Inner Niger Delta.

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Scope and content

Scope and content

The Observatory is an online information system on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and related themes of the Upper Niger River and the Inner Niger Delta. In this version available information is collected and presented in five themes. This version will be used to promote the use of the Observatory and the participation of governments, decentralized institutions, ngo’s and (local) communities.

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Partners

Partners

The Observatory – version 1.0 is the result of the cooperation of various institutes and organisations in Mali and Guinea in the Upper Niger Basin and the Inner Niger Delta. The setup and launch of version 1.0 is implemented in the framework of the project BAMGIRE, coordinated by Wetlands International Mali and financed by the Dutch Government through the Embassy of The Netherlands in Bamako.

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