Webinar: Integrated water resources management for water, energy, and food security in the Eastern Nile Basin

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NEXUS Gains Talk 23:

Integrated water resources management for water, energy, and food security in the Eastern Nile Basin

Wednesday June 12, 2024 | 12:00–13:00 UTC / 08:00–09:00 EST / 17:30–18:30 IST

Given the growing impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on water, energy, and food security and ecosystem health, we need to double down on better management of water resources. Integrated assessment models are increasingly called upon to assess not only the hydrological but also the economic and economy-wide impacts of water resource management strategies for key human development indicators, such as agricultural GDP, employment, and environmental flow availability. This webinar will present results from the CGIAR Initiative on NEXUS Gains and related work in the Eastern Nile Basin that can help policymakers develop more impactful and integrated water solutions in a climate crisis.


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  • Mohammed Basheer, University of Toronto: Towards an integrated approach to dam impact assessment in the Eastern Nile
  • Mekdelawit Messay, Florida International University: Revisioning equity and sustainability: Requisite conditions for nexus gain in the Nile basin


  • Yasir Mohamed, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)
  • Biniam Iyob, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategy & Policy Division, Feed the Future Office of Policy, Analysis, and Engagement, Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security (REFS), USAID

Moderator: Claudia Ringler, NEXUS Gains Co-lead


Background reading: Integrated simulation framework for the impacts of large dams: Example of the GERD

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Banner image: IWMI Researchers examine river gauge in a tributary of the Blue Nile Basin. Photo by Prue Loney/IWMI.