By Timothy O. Williams,Marloes L. Mul,Charles A. Biney,Vladimir Smakhtin

The Volta River Basin (VRB) is a crucial transboundary basin in West Africa that covers nearly 410,000 sq. kilometres throughout six nations: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. Its usual assets maintain the livelihoods of its inhabitants and give a contribution to financial improvement. This booklet offers a entire, interdisciplinary overview and overview of the problems and demanding situations confronted.


The authors offer a science-based evaluate of present and destiny eventualities of water availability, the demands of key sectors, together with agriculture and hydropower, and the surroundings less than altering demographic, financial, social and weather conditions. additionally they determine options and techniques that may let to be had water assets to be sustainably used to enhance agricultural productiveness, nutrition safeguard and fiscal progress within the VRB. total, the paintings examines from a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder standpoint the recommendations and techniques to enhance using water and different typical assets within the VRB to accomplish more advantageous nutrients safety, livelihoods and monetary growth.

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