SaafConsult has been asked to provide a team leader for the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) scoping mission to Niger to look at the water distribution management for the middle part of the Niger River. Studies on climate variability in West Africa show a significant decrease in both the amount of annual rainfall and the duration of the rainy season since some decades. This is impacting water availability in Niger, and more specifically in the Niger River. The main objective of the mission is to assess and advise on the possibilities to manage the decreasing water flow in both Mali and Niger.
(fot. Alberto D’Ottavi; CC-BY)