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How to manage shared water resources sustainably and equitably

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Funded by a World Bank-managed multi-donor Trust Fund, the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) was founded with the goal of developing the Nile River Basin in a cooperative manner in order to ensure its resources are developed and shared and that its substantial socio-economic benefits promote regional peace and security. The NBI wanted to establish a Nile Basin Decision Support System to support water resources planning and investment decisions in the Nile Basin, especially those with cross-border or basin level ramifications. In this case study on the Nile Basin Decision Support System, Aurecon water resources leader, Verno Jonker, shares his findings from the pilot application of this tool.

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How to manage shared water resources sustainably and equitably

  1. 1. How to manage shared water resources sustainably and equitably
  2. 2. Case study: Nile Basin Decision Support System
  3. 3. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a partnership initiated and led by the riparian states of the Nile River: Nile Basin Initiative - Burundi - DR Congo - Egypt - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Kenya - Rwanda - South Sudan - Sudan - Tanzania - Uganda
  4. 4. The NBI’s vision is: ‘to achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilisation and benefit from the common Nile Basin water resources’ Nile Basin Initiative
  5. 5. The NBI wanted to establish a Nile Basin Decision Support System (NB-DSS) to support water resources planning and investment decisions in the Nile Basin, especially those with cross-border or basin level ramifications. Nile Basin Decision Support System
  6. 6. NB-DSS objectives: - To serve as a shared knowledge base - Support stakeholder interaction for cooperative planning and management decision making for the Nile River Basin - An agreed upon tool, accepted and used by all riparians in the management of the shared Nile water resources Nile Basin Decision Support System
  7. 7. The NB-DSS is a common, computer- based platform for communication, information management, and analysis of water resources, which integrates: - An information management system (database, GIS, data processing tools) - A water resources modelling system - Analytical tools (optimisation, benefit-cost analysis, multi-criteria analysis) Nile Basin Decision Support System
  8. 8. Comprehensive information management - A suite of statistical and other data management tools for analysis, visualization and archiving of diverse types of data - Integrated metadata capability - GIS functionality enables users to analyse and generate spatial and geo-referenced datasets Key functionalities and model components
  9. 9. Key functionalities and model components Suite of water resources models - Integrated modelling tools for simulating water balance, water allocation, river flow, erosion and sedimentation at varying scales - Investigate impacts of existing and anticipated different types and scales of water infrastructure investments and uses - Alternative modelling tools with a built-in model linking/nesting facility
  10. 10. Key functionalities and model components Multi-objective optimisation - It generates optimal solutions to a range of water resources planning problems - Users can integrate economic, social and environmental parameters in defining the objective functions
  11. 11. Key functionalities and model components Scenario analysis and management - It provides a versatile facility for creating, editing, simulating and analysing water resources development and management scenarios. - Users can compare different scenarios in terms of parameters selected by the user - The built-in cost-benefit-analysis functions allow the quantification of benefits, impacts and trade- offs of scenarios
  12. 12. Key functionalities and model components Integration of environmental and socio-economic objectives - A built-in flexible indicator tool for evaluation (quantification) of environmental and socio- economic consequences of water resources development and management scenarios - These quantified indicators, in turn, can be used to rank water resources scenarios using the multi-criteria decision analysis tool
  13. 13. Key functionalities and model components Flexible / scalable architecture - Any component of the NB DSS has access to any data set used or generated by another component - The DSS can be extended with new toolsets without the need for a major change to the program code, making it easily adaptable to address emerging needs of users
  14. 14. A pilot application of the NB-DSS was undertaken to demonstrate and showcase the system’s capabilities, which involved: - Data compilation and preparation - Stakeholder workshops - Development of baseline models - Scenario definition and implementation - Definition and quantification of indicators - Scenario evaluation Application of the Nile Basin DSS
  15. 15. The study areas included: 1. NELSAP multi-sectoral investment programme - focus on Kagera Basin 2. Impacts of water resource developments on the Sudd 3. Eastern Nile joint multipurpose programme - Blue Nile 4. NELSAP multi-sectoral investment programme - focus on Equatorial Nile Basin 5. Integrated water resources development of the Baro- Akobo Basin 6. Impact of Atbara-Tekeze River upstream developments on the Main Nile downstream 7. Integrated basin wide application of the NB-DSS Application of the Nile Basin DSS
  16. 16. Conclusions from the pilot application - NB-DSS is a powerful tool - sufficiently capable of advanced water management scenario evaluation - It provides an accessible and transparent framework for sharing knowledge and understanding river system behaviour - It supports the design and evaluation of alternative development scenarios, investment projects and management strategies - The integrated components of the NB-DSS seamlessly combine to facilitate cooperative decision making within a transboundary, multi- stakeholder and multi-disciplinary environment
  17. 17. Contact: Verno Jonker Water Resources Management Leader +27 21 526 5779 Verno.Jonker@aurecongroup.com Read more on our website!

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