Upper Niger basin, Mali

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)
Credits Emilio Labrador (cc)

The WPS partnership’s engagement in Mali focuses on understanding the connections among river regulation in the Upper Niger basin, the inundation regime and ecosystem service availability in the Inner Niger Delta, the livelihoods of different groups of people living in the Inner Niger Delta as well as violent conflicts among them, and bringing these connections to the attention of actors. This enables WPS and stakeholders to jointly explore possible ways forward so that choices regarding the use of the upstream catchment do not result in further escalation of the conflict.

The main user for this type of tool is the community.