Improve Monitoring of the Nile Basin by Using Satellite Observations, the NBI experience
|The Nile Basin overlapping the ESA African mosaic|
- The River Nile Basin covers about 3,176,541 square kilometers, which represents about ten percent of Africa’s land mass area.
- The Nile basin region is a land of increasing population and rapidly changing land use patterns; changes that have profound local, regional and global environmental significance.
- The Nile Basin countries established the all-inclusive Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) on February 22, 1999 with the shared vision objective: 'To achieve sustainable social economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources'.
- The Nile Secretariat is supported by GIZ (including but not limited to EU-WBZ funding [2017/393-749 - Programme for Transboundary Water Management in the Nile River Basin]) and the danish group DHI as subcontractors... follow the link.
- Ms. Juliet NAKASAGGA
Knowledge Management Officer
Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat
Mob: +256 782 864 763
Water resource management is one of the two key domains of intervention of G&A 1st phase, see G&A Background
- In Eastern Africa, the RCMRD Consortium focuses his work on Land Degradation Monitoring and Assessment, Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment
- In Northern Africa, The OSS Consortium deals with Earth observation for the sustainable management of land and water.
- In Central Africa, the CICOS Consortium deals with Water Management and natural resources monitoring.
- In Western Africa, the CSSTE consortium deals with Multi-scale Flood Monitoring and Assessment, and the CSE consortium deals with the Management of Wetlands,
- In Southern Africa, the SASSCAL consortium deals with setting a Monitoring Platform for Wetland Assessment of Transboundary River Basins in Southern Africa (WeMAST)
A specials thanks to Jean-Baptiste FAUVEL, EEAS-KAMPALA.