One of the important aspects of sustainable water resources management is addressing the challenges of equitable water sharing for transboundary water bodies such as rivers, lakes and groundwater sources.
The Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat recently started online training on the use of the Nile Basin River Flow Forecasting System as a tool for climate change adaptation.
NBI Member States are already experiencing the effects of climate change and as such recognise the need for effective adaptation measures to climate change through drought and river flow forecasting.
River flow forecasting will be used for operational decision making. It will help manage the releases from water storage facilities thereby enabling Member States to conserve water, improve planning as well as safety of water infrastructure. It will further support decision making on cropping and provide opportunities to extract water during local flow peaks.
The series of training, running from September 4 - 28, 2020 will enable participants from the NBI Member States as well as staff of the organisation, to understand MIKE Operations, MIKE Workbench, Drought module as well as irrigation and dam operation toolkits.
The training is organised with support of the World Bank’s Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) project and conducted by the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI).