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
BAMGIRE project

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.

Project results

In this section of the Observatoire, overviews are given of the main project deliverables such as reports, publications and websites. The diagram below shows the place of the different project components and deliverables in the entire BAMGIRE framework, and how these components feed into the IWRM process.

BAMGIRE project diagram


Flooding model and OPIDIN

The flood in the Inner Niger Delta is forecasted each flooding season using the tool OPIDIN. OPIDIN stands for ‘Outil de Prédiction des Inondations dans le Delta Intérieur du Niger’ and is based on a model in which flooding characteristics are related to water levels in the delta. As part of BAMGIRE, a new flooding model has been developed based on a large number of satellite images. This flooding model brings a more detailed understanding of the inundation patterns in the Inner Niger Delta.

Output BamGire:

  • New OPIDIN model and website: https://www.opidin.org/en
  • Davids, L., M. Bekkema, L. Zwarts and I. Grigoras, 2018. An improved spatial flooding model of the Inner Niger Delta,A&W-report 2529, Altenburg & Wymenga ecologisch onderzoek, Feanwâlden.

Hydrological studies

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Ecosystem services

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Impact studies

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Ecology and Biodiversity

Within the framework of the BAMGIRE programme, key areas for biodiversity have been identified to prioritise and stimulate an effective management of the area as a whole. This analysis has been done for both the Inner Niger Delta and the upstream areas in the Guinean part of the basin. This information could be used to enforce the protection of specific sites or species in the basin. The results of this BAMGIRE component have been published as a series of reports: the first describes the methodology and approach for defining hotspots, the second report presents the results for the Inner Niger Delta, and the third report focuses on hotspots in the Guinean part of the basin.

Work in progress

Output BamGire:

  • Klop, E., M. Sikkema, M. Diawara, A. Gado 2019. Ecological hotspots and land use patterns in the Upper Niger Basin, Guinea. A&W-report 2501. Altenburg & Wymenga ecologisch onderzoek, Feanwâlden / Wetlands International, Bamako.
  • Wymenga, E., M.L. Diawara, F. Hoekema & W. Bijkerk 2017. Ecological hotspots in the Upper Niger Basin and Inner Niger Delta. A&W-report 2253a. Altenburg & Wymenga ecological consultants, Feanwâlden.
  • Wymenga, E., M.L. Diawara, W. Bijkerk, F. Hoekema & J. van der Kamp 2017. Ecological hotspots in the Upper Niger Basin and Inner Niger Delta. II. Existing data and information. A&W-report 2253b. Altenburg & Wymenga ecological consultants, Feanwâlden.