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The Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat is holding a photography competition under the theme: Groundwater and People – Share your point of view.

More than 70% of the rural population in many parts of the Nile Basin depends on ground water. There is also an increasing use of groundwater for other economic activities such as irrigation, mining and industries. Groundwater holds the promise of closing the gap between water supply and demand and in buffering the effects of climate variability. However, pressure on groundwater resources through over exploitation and pollution, is already felt in many small aquifers in the upper Nile riparian countries.

Photography is an effective tool to raise awareness about the importance, values and benefits of groundwater in supporting livelihood development and protecting the environment. The competition will initially target four countries sharing the Kagera aquifer namely; Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

This competition seeks to inspire the creation of imagery capturing the beauty, the challenges and the importance of groundwater and humankind’s relation to it, hoping to contribute to actions to preserve this vital resource.

This free photo competition is open to the youth in particular, all lovers of photography and all supporters of water and environmental issues in the four countries.

All entries must be submitted latest by November 29, 2021.

For details and submission guidelines:  Download guidelines
 Entry form - Ground Water & People Photo competition  Click here to enter competition


Good luck and thank you for entering!