Equitably sharing the Nile river

Using Nile Basin DSS to foster cross boundary water management

The Nile River – the world’s longest – is shared by 11 riparian countries. More than 200 million people depend on the river for their livelihoods. All the countries that share the Nile face rising demand for food and energy due to economic and population growth. Thus, management of the water resources of the Nile is a transboundary issue that requires collaboration between the riparian countries. To foster this, the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) asked us to develop the Nile Basin Decision Support System (NB DSS). Driven by our MIKE PLANNING software, the shared and accepted water resources management and decision support tool aids in the sharing of information between NBI countries. This transparent and objective system will help improve the livelihood of people living along the Nile River Basin as water is shared more equitably.