Basin-Scale Case Studies
Basin Study | The Nile Basin
Location: a transboundary basin located in the Blue Nile River Basin in Ethiopia and Sudan.
Area: around 77,500 km²
Population: 1.5 millionKey challenges:
- The natural resources of the basin have been exploited heavily because of the unplanned human practices.
- Variation in rainfall and prolonged drought are affecting the rainfed-agriculture and the food security in the basin.
- Land cover in the basin was changed significantly over the past years which affect the streamflow and dependent activates.
- Data on water availability, water use, and efficiency are often very poor, so that no adequate decisions can be made for short-term or strategic measures towards increased water security