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In this issue, read about the recently adopted decision by the European Commission to support a programme on transboundary water management in the Nile River Basin with € 10 million from the 11th European Development Fund. The Secretariat carried out a rapid field appraisal of Nile Equatorial Lakes wetlands to gather up-to-date information on target wetlands for developing demand-driven interventions, find out more.

Preparations for the 5th Nile Basin Development Forum as well as the Nile Media Awards 2017 ceremony, due to take place in Kigali, Rwanda are now in high gear, read more





In this issue, you will find very informative and interesting articles including a project that was recently launched to provide NBI Member States with information that will improve resilience of water sector infrastructure projects to the negative impacts of climate change such as floods and drought.

Have you heard about the Nile Basin Water Resources Atlas and are yet to receive your copy? NBI has now developed the web-based interactive version of the Atlas, and it can be accessed by any browser and is also suitable for mobile devices. Find out more.

Are you a journalist and have you written about Nile issues? NBI is organizing the second edition of the Nile Media Awards, recognise journalists for excellent reporting on Nile cooperation issues and to
promote increased, factual and accurate reporting on these issues. This will be during the upcoming 5th Nile Basin Development Forum, a high level regional event scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, 23 - 25 October, 2017.

Construction of the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project began in March 2017. Read about how the affected communities have benefited from the Livelihood Restoration Program.