Setting up a water quality monitoring network in the Senegal River basin

Production of a reference database on water quality as part of a sustainable development strategy

TV Studio 5
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
16:00 to 16:10

The Senegal River basin is shared by Senegal, Mauritania, Mali and Guinea. The objective of the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) is to control the availability of water and to seek the means for a rational and coordinated exploitation of the basin's resources in order to support the development of the populations that share the basin while preserving the balance and strengthening the sustainability of the ecosystems. 

Since 2020, OMVS, supported by the European Commission and the Italian Development Cooperation under the WEFE-SENEGAL programme, in collaboration with national water authorities, is implementing a basin-wide operational water quality monitoring programme, which will serve as a model for a permanent water quality observatory in the Senegal River Basin and beyond, to support future development strategies in the river basin.

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Thematic Moderator, Transboundary Watersheds
Amadou Lamine NDIAYE
Organisation de Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal
Gunther UMLAUF
Senior Environmental Scientist
European Commission - DG Joint Research Center