Blue Nile Basin

In East Africa, a rapidly growing population faces increasing food and nutrition insecurity due to climate and demographic change, severe ecosystem degradation and low productivity, and lack of irrigation and access to clean energy. Transboundary conflicts over resources are growing with development and climate change. In Ethiopia, for instance, inadequate coordination of water resources management for the irrigation, hydropower and tourism sectors in the Lake Tana and Beles sub-basins is adversely affecting the limited natural resources and the viability of interdependent economic activities. NEXUS Gains will work in Ethiopia and Sudan to introduce innovations on coordinated and sustainable water resources management for improved irrigation as well as linkages to clean energy, hydropower development and ecosystem services. The initiative will promote enhanced awareness and capacities to manage trade-offs and maximize synergies in water resources management in the Blue Nile Basin.


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