Terms searched: Nile River Basin
6 Jun 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified water security among six “global systemic risks” in a white paper which outlines a governance framework to enable the investment community to address the annual investment gap of $6.26 Trillion USD required to mitigate these risks. The other systemic risks are climate change, population growth, geopolitical uncertainty, negative interest rates and technology disruption...
26 Jan 2020 NAIVASHA, Kenya
Women water leaders from Nile Basin countries have called for “more inclusive decision making” in order to mitigate and manage water-related challenges in the region and have called for an enhanced role in decision making, saying that "Evidence from water cooperation and peacebuilding efforts throughout the world has demonstrated that women play an essential role in the provision, management, and safeguarding of water as well as ensuring a more durable peace"...
11 Dec 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System to inform national planning and evidence-based decision making. The project will be implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda...
7 Sep 2019 Dartmouth, NH, United States
Hot and dry conditions coupled with a rising population along the Nile River will reduce the amount of water available for residential, agricultural, and ecological uses in coming decades, according to a new study."Climate extremes impact people," said study leader Ethan Coffel of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College, US...
7 Sep 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
The inaugural Blue Peace Index, an assessment tool to measure the extent to which countries and water basins manage shared water resources in a sustainable and collaborative manner, was launched at World Water Week in Stockholm.The need for such an index is increasing as efforts to share rivers, lakes and aquifers that cross national boundaries are falling short, raising a growing risk of conflict as global water supplies run low...
5 Jun 2019 IRVINE CA, United States
A Climate-change Driven Incident Could Endanger The 20 Percent Of Humans Who Live In World's River Basins
Curtailment of essential water resources, as a consequence of a climate change-driven incident, would cause significant financial and societal hardship for up to at least 20 percent of the world’s population who live in stressed water basins.A new study from the University of California Irvine released June 3, analyzes trends in global water usage with a particular focus on “inflexible consumption”, defined to be water use for irrigating crops, cooling thermal power stations, storing water in reservoirs or domestic use...
17 Oct 2018 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues in shared water bodies.In a recent report that focuses on mapping the factors that lead to either cooperation or tension over transboundary water resources, the study links freshwater availability, climate stress and human pressure (urban growth and migration) on water resources and socio-economic conditions...
26 Oct 2017 KIGALI
The ten member states of the Nile Basin Initiative have committed to continued cooperation to ensure that all people living in the basin have water security, officials said. The commitment came after three days of vibrant discussions between more than 400 participants from member states and across the world at the fifth Nile Basin Development Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.
19 Jul 2017 GENEVA
A new analysis commissioned by the United Nations uses a comprehensive combination of social, economic, political and environmental factors to identify areas around the world most at-risk for "hydro-political" strife. This river basins study was part of the U.N.'s Transboundary Waters Assessment Program...
28 Jun 2017 KAMPALA, Uganda
Last week’s summit of Nile Basin countries did not live up to its billing. Only two heads of state bothered to make the journey to the June 20-22 event in Kampala, Uganda to resolve differences around the contentious 2010 Entebbe Agreement which purports to regulate water-sharing among the river’s riparian nations...
26 Jun 2017 KAMPALA
Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week's Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative.
23 Jun 2017 KAMPALA
Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni of Uganda has said at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State House, Entebbe. The summit that brings together all countries along the River Nile was attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudan Vice President Joseph Wani, Burundi’s 2nd Vice President Joseph Butore and Sudan’s Vice President Hasabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman.