The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is in the process of establishing a Nile Basin Decision Support System (NB-DSS) to support water resources planning and investment decisions in the Nile Basin.
Funded by a World Bank-managed multi-donor Trust Fund, NBI was founded with the goal of developing the Nile River Basin in a cooperative manner in order to ensure that its resources are developed and shared and its substantial socio-economic benefits promote regional peace and security.
The NB-DSS will assist in the evaluation of alternative development paths and the identification of joint investment projects at sub-regional and regional levels.
Key members of Aurecon’s team have experience related to operational management, integrated water resource management and environmental flow assessments in shared river systems in Africa. For this project, Aurecon’s Cape Town office will lead a multi-disciplinary team of experts from South Africa and Europe to provide the necessary experience, skills and expertise to successfully complete the project.
The project involves extensive interaction with all of the Nile riparian countries, including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as with numerous international firms involved with parallel NBI studies.