Mékrou Basin: signature of the cooperation agreement

Submitted by Sidi Coulibaly on 18 January, 2016 - 14:39

The ministers in charge of water of Benin, Burkina and Niger have signed on 22 December 2015 in Cotonou, Benin the framework agreement of cooperation for the promotion of political dialogue and sustainable development of the Mékrou basin, an affluent of the Niger River shared by the three countries.

Bassin de la Mékrou: signature de l'accord de coopération

Submitted by Sidi Coulibaly on 18 January, 2016 - 14:35

Les ministres en charge de l’Eau du Bénin, du Burkina Faso et du Niger, ont signé le 22 décembre 2015 à Cotonou, l’accord-cadre de coopération pour la promotion du dialogue politique dans le bassin transfrontalier de la Mékrou, un affluent du fleuve Niger, partagé entre les trois pays.

L@ Chronique November 2015

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 12 January, 2016 - 19:43

Deadline for paper: 15 Feb 2015, 39th WEDC International Conference

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 7 December, 2015 - 10:39

We are excited to confirm that the 39th WEDC International Conference 'Ensuring Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All' will be co-hosted and take place at KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana 11-15th July 2016


Our week long format includes three days of presentation and discussion of peer reviewed papers (Monday to Wednesday), followed by  two days of capacity development workshops (Thursday and Friday).


STUDY: Annual flood damages up to 100 billion EUR by 2080

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 29 September, 2015 - 15:56

According to a JRC study published on 24 September, projections under a “high-end“ climate scenario show that river floods in Europe could directly affect more than half a million people a year by 2050 and nearly one million by 2080, as compared to about 200 thousand today. Related annual damages could climb from the current 5.3 billion EUR to up to 40 billion EUR in 2050 and reach 100 billion EUR by 2080, due to the combined effect of climatic change and socio-economic growth.

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