Modelling future flows of the Nile River

Supporting the development of climate change adaptation methods for floods and water scarcity

The Nile River Basin is a vital resource for millions of people. However, climate change and rapid population growth are expected to affect the amount of water the Nile River brings to the riparian countries. Working with the Met Office Hadley Centre, we’ve developed new regional climate projections as well as a hydrological and water resources model for the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The regional study will help the NBI countries increase their knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change on the Nile flows. This will help them evaluate possible methods to adapt to climate change, ensuring the equitable use of the Nile’s water across boundaries.