The Nile River Basin : Water, Agriculture, Governance and Livelihoods.

The Nile provides freshwater not only for domestic and industrial use, but also for irrigated agriculture, hydropower dams and the vast fisheries resource of the lakes of Central Africa. The Nile River Basin covers the whole Nile Basin and is based on the results of three major research projects sup...

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Main Author: Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele.
Other Authors: Smakhtin, Vladimir., Molden, David., Peden, Don.
Format: Electronic
Published: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover; The Nile River Basin; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 Nile water and agriculture: past, present and future; 3 The Nile Basin, people, poverty and vulnerability; 4 Spatial characterization of the Nile Basin for improved water management; 5 Availability of water for agriculture in the Nile Basin; 6 Hydrological processes in the Blue Nile; 7 The Nile Basin sediment loss and degradation, with emphasis on the Blue Nile; 8 Nile Basin farming systems and productivity.
  • 9 Livestock and water in the Nile River Basin10 Overview of groundwater in the Nile River Basin; 11 Wetlands of the Nile Basin: distribution, functions and contribution to livelihoods; 12 Nile water governance; 13 Institutions and policy in the Blue Nile Basin: understanding challenges and opportunities for improved land and water management; 14 Simulating current and future water resources development in the Blue Nile river basin; 15 Water management intervention analysis in the Nile Basin; Index.