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Multinational - PCR - Integrated and Joint Water Resources Management of the Iullemeden, Taoudeni/Tanezrouft Aquifer Systems and the Niger River
The relevance of the project development objective stems from the strategic importance of the role which the shared aquifers of the West Africa Region are required to play in the socio-economic development of the countries of the region. Indeed,while water resources playa major role in the development of these countries, the fact is that knowledge,especially of groundwater resources(both quantitatively and qualitatively),remains the weak link in almost all these countries. Furthermore, the non-existence and/or inadequacy of skills in the countries coupled with the lack of appropriate management tools has meant that the groundwater exploitation potential of the region’s aquifers is not well known; all of this advocates against the contribution of these key groundwater resources to the development of the countries in that region.