Nile Basin


Opinion / Enabling Healthy Nile Basin Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

02-02-2017 Natural hazards such as floods and drought have become more prevalent in the Nile River Basin – as a result of climate and weather changes – resulting in massive disasters which drain communities economically, physically and environmentally. Wetlands are naturally productive ecosystems which are capable of managing the risk (...)

When threatened, nature fights back: A case for wetlands

09-26-2016 At a glance, wetlands – large expanses of swamps – seem like public nuisances, a waste of space; occupying prime land which could otherwise be turned into sprawling shopping malls, hotels or theme parks devoid of any green. Indeed, several wetlands in the Nile Basin have undergone degradation due (...)