Weather and Climate
Weather and climate patterns have a large impact on daily life and the livelihoods of communities in West Africa. Rainfall is telling indicator if it will be a wet or dry year, with a high or low production of natural resources. This Section provides background and up-to-date information, in particular about rainfall as indicator of water availability.
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Healthy ecosystems are at the basis of life and important for IWRM. This Section provides background information, in particular about the Inner Niger Delta and ecological hotspots in the Upper Niger Basin.
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. In this section of the Observatoire, overviews are given of the main project deliverables such as reports, publications and websites.