Developing a water resources information system for the Lake Victoria Basin

Helping improve information management

Several East African countries depend on Lake Victoria – the world’s second largest freshwater body – for transportation, hydropower generation, food and water. Environmental changes in recent years have highlighted the need to coordinate various water resources and environmental initiatives in the basin. Working with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), we developed a Water Resources Information System (WRIS) based on MIKE INFO – our software for data and information management . The WRIS will serve as a data and knowledge repository for the region, enabling stakeholders to access, share and evaluate available basin data.