Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages: 49-54
Received: Aug. 25, 2018;
Accepted: Sep. 14, 2018;
Published: Oct. 15, 2018
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Adeniran Akanni, Environmental Planning & Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment, Lagos, Nigeria
The Lake Chad basin, one of Africa’s oldest river basin has shrank to one-tenth of its original size. The environmental degradation that had occurred in the basin over the years has had direct impact on the livelihood of people in the region. The problem in the Lake Chad Basin has also constituted social risks to populations of the region resulting in accelerating global climate change due to years of unsustainable resource use. The ecological degradation in the basin has further exacerbated conflict with attendant terrorism in the region. Using a coordinated science-policy market place of ideas, an event during the EU-AU Workshop in water-energy-food nexus held in Italy in 2016, a team of scientists and policymakers from both Africa and European Union looked at the reason for the water loss and how to make the solution of inter-basin water transfer proffered practicable. Sustainability tools were recommended in the basin to provide policy advice for decision makers while also developing a nexus framework to enhance future sustainability of the basin. This paper also addresses cooperation among different stakeholders by suggesting new governance pattern and opening up the basin to external collaborators to reverse the declining fortune of Lake Chad basin.
Decision Management Tools for Trans-Boundary Water Management in Lake Chad Basin, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science.
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