The Nile Basin’s water and water-dependent environmental resources provide a wide range of societal economic goods and ingredients of livelihood for millions of basin inhabitants. A significant percentage of the basin’s GDP is derived from the Nile environmental services; greatly for local communities, indigenous people and subsistence activities.
Nile-TAC Members, Subject Matter Officials from the NBI Member States and National Experts from Ethiopia, International Consultants and NBI Three Centers meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 21-22, 2019 in an NBI regional workshop that is dedicated to present and discuss the study methodology and approach, key findings of the Nile Basin environmental flow assessment for the key ecosystems and locations of transboundary significance basin-wide. The discussions will review the interim results of the analysis per each of the key ecosystems, highlight limitations and constraints, and define possible means to deal with the data availability. An interactive training element is also included for capacity development and creating shared understanding and common knowledge.
Based on the agreements and outcomes of this workshop, NBI will proceed with the environmental flow assessment, integrating the environmental flow tradeoffs within the NB-DSS, and consequently inform the projected water balance for 2050 together with the associated strategic options and policy interventions for sustainable development and efficient management.