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Transboundary water resources management

Niger Basin – multipurpose infrastructure to adapt to climate change

December 2013 – The Niger Basin Authority received a €1.5 million grant to conduct feasibility studies for infrastructure aimed at adapting to climate change. The AWF will also catalyse investments through supporting technical, economic, financial, environmental and social feasibility studies. 137 million people are expected to benefit from this project.


Geo-aquifer: North-Western Sahara Aquifer system water resources management Improvement

December 2006 -The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) received a €487,000 grant to finance the GEO-AQUIFER knowledge improvement and the Northern Sahara Aquifer System (SASS) Project. The project seeks to establish an information and knowledge base to support sustainable transboundary management of underground water resources of the northern Sahara aquifer at national and infra-regional levels.


Regional water policy of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS/CEEAC)

September 2009 – The Executive Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) received a € 1,4 million grant to improve the management of water resources and environmental protection by building capacity to plan and implement regional water policy within Central Africa. The project entails building the capacities of the Regional Centre for Water Resources Coordination and Management (CRCGRE) of ECCAS, improve the water information system, and prepare a regional IWRM action plan to support the IWRM process in the member countries.

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