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Ibrahima Anne Ppt

  1. 1. Water in Africa: Hydro-Pessimism or Hydro-Optimism? Centre of African Studies - Porto, Portugal 2-3 October 2008 Integrated water resources management in Senegal river Basin 20/09/2008 Ibrahima Anne
  2. 2. Senegal river basin: •1,800 km lifeline for a multi-ethnic, multicultural population •Runs through sub-Saharan Africa in a mostly desert region Characterized by water scarcity and subsistence economies The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) was created in 1972 with a mandate to ensure food Security and harmony among all riparian users Main strategy: •Construction of two main dams •Energy •Irrigated agriculture •Year-round navigation •Original concept of “optimal distribution among users” rather than volumetric water withdrawals 20/09/2008 Ibrahima Anne
  3. 3. River basin seen as an appropriate unit for management And development of water resources, especially in shared Watercourses Water resources seen as an opportunity for cooperation and peace rather than cause for conflict River basin approach adopted as an implementation mechanism for regional projects 20/09/2008 Ibrahima Anne
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  15. 15. Principal positive effects 20/09/2008 Ibrahima Anne
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  19. 19. Aid for the resolution of these negative impacts of the whole program Creation of an Environmental Observatory (focal point for all scientific and technical information on the Senegal river basin environmental situation and problems, aid for sound decision process) 20/09/2008 Ibrahima Anne
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