Preparation of NBI Guidance Document on Environmental Flows

© by Dr. Gordon O’Brien

The objective of this assignment is to develop a structured and scientifically based Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) procedure for establishing environmental flows requirements for transboundary water resources planning purposes in the Nile Basin.

Actual services provided by our staff within the assignment:

  • a desktop review of global and Nile Basin specific practices and experiences with establishing EF
  • development of a classification system for aquatic ecosystems including their ecosystem services provided benefiting riparian residents livelihood
  • extensive stakeholder consolidation and workshops
  • development of background documents
  • policy analysis
  • development of recommended EFA procedures for the Nile Basin
  • pilot application and development of EF for two exemplary aquatic ecosystems
  • development of guidance document and follow-on studies plan
  • user training and awareness raising workshops

Name of client: GIZ / NBI
Start date (month/year): 03/2015
Completion date (month/year): 03/2016