Water is the lifeline of nearly every aspect of life. Keeping that water in a useable state, therefore, greatly increases its availability and the sustenance of the said life. In fact, water quality is one of the most important factors in a healthy ecosystem because clean water supports a diversity of plants and wildlife. Therefore, activities carried out on land affect the quality of our water.
Watershed management, on the other hand, is a term used to describe the process of carrying out land use practices and water management practices to protect and improve the quality of the water and other natural resources within a watershed.
Water Quality and Watershed Management is the subject of a stream of webinars for the 6th Nile Basin Development Forum on March 18. It will happen under the theme: ‘Improving water quality and watershed management for sustainable socio-economic development in the Nile Basin’.
The objective of the webinar is to improve understanding of the current state of water quality and watershed management in the Nile Basin and explore roles for the NBI in promoting water quality and watershed management.
Expected outcomes of the webinar include: Improved understanding of threats to water quality in the Nile Basin; Improved understanding of actions being taken by Nile riparian countries to address water pollution; Improved knowledge of possible roles of NBI in supporting water quality management in the Nile Basin.
The webinars are organised as part of the 6th Nile Basin Development Forum, under the overarching theme: Rethinking Regional Investments in the Nile Basin: Water | Energy | Food | Environment| Climate Change.
Register now at https://www.eventleaf.com/nbdf to participate and to find out about other upcoming webinars under the following themes:
Theme 1: Water Resources Management
Theme 2: Water-Food-Energy Security Nexus
Theme 3: Environment
Theme 4: Water and Climate
Theme 5: Transboundary Water Governance