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2017

Water Quality data of the Niger River around Bamako, Mali

Mali

Titre : Water Quality data of the Niger River around Bamako, Mali

Piloting modern technologies for continuous vigilance

Pays/Région : Mali

Date 01-Jul-2017 // 0-Nov-2018

Résumé
The project is carried to collect and share continuously data on water quality of River Niger in Bamako and surroundings. The project will involve several civil society actors through the Coordination of resources users of Niger River in Mali, such as fishermen, dyers, maraichers, gravel and sand extractors, etc. Other actors such as industrialists will also be involved, as will the universities and technical departments interested by water quality of Niger River. The generation of reliable and continuous data will enable policy-makers to make informed decisions ; Improvement of river water quality will reduce treatment costs and impact on drinking water quality at the household level. Project hopes to accomplish : - Measurements water quality of the Niger River in Bamako ; - Central database creation and data visualization - Continuous communication and sharing information on river water quality - Defining the priority data and information requirements of the main stakeholders to ensure they have the information to take targeted action to improve the water quality ; Specific goals will be reached through - Water quality measurement plan using innovative tools such as smartphones & submarine drones

Population cible
The project will involve several civil society actors. Through the Coordination of resources users of Niger River in Mali, Project will use its network associations to reach the different groups (such as fishermen, dyers, maraichers, gravel and sand extractors, etc.) by informing them about from the methods, implementation and results of project. To this end, the project team will develop appropriate and comprehensible communication materials (graphic posters, pollution maps, political notes, press releases, etc.) for the different target groups. Some of these materials will be translated in local languages for better dissemination.
University will also involved through University of Science and Technology and National School of Engineers (Department of Hydro-Ecology) of Bamako to the project through research’s theses by students will guarantee the sustainability of some of the achievements of the project. Students from the university will be involved in making this assessment as part of their research work. They will also be able to participate in the measurement campaigns. Also there will be given an opportunity for UNESCO students - IHE to do research work for their master degree.
Other actors such as industrialists will also be involved and technical departments interested by water quality of Niger River. The generation of reliable and continuous data will enable policy-makers to make informed decisions ; Improvement of river water quality will reduce treatment costs and impact on drinking water quality at the household level.

Total Budget : 249,727 EUR

Présentation : Aqua for All

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