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'The most water-stressed basin in Nigeria'
Equitable and Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources of the KYB

key deliverables

Some of the achievements of the KYB Project to date are as follows:

  • The Lessons Learned for the Project Phase I as been documented to help in the execution of the subsequent phases as well as being useful to other similar projects elsewhere. This was conducted in early July 2008

  • Pilot Interventions are still ongoing and it is hoped that the outcomes will help in their up-scaling throughout the basin by the Federal and the State Governments. By May 2007, the intervention for the removal of weeds at one the outlets of Tiga Dam and the servicing of the valves to restore Tiga River flow has successfully been accomplished

  • A Water Charter for the KYB had been developed. It was embarked upon as a result of the felt need to overcome the challenges the Federal and the State Governments face in managing the land and water resources of the basin in an integrated and sustainable manner. The Charter is ready to be signed by the Parties (i.e. the KYB States and the Federal Government)

  • A Catchment Management Plan (CMP) has been produced for the basin. The CMP was adopted by stakeholders in May 2006 and subsequently approved by the Executive Governors of the KYB States at a Summit held at Damaturu in June 2006

  • The CMP with its associated studied reports and materials from other partner projects contributed to the decision of the KYB States Governors to establish a Trust Fund, which take-off amount was matched one-on-one by the Federal Government, to implement the strategic actions in the CMP and other activities to be identified in the future that are in line with IWRM principles. The Board of Trustees of the Trust Fund was inaugurated at Abuja on the 15th May 2007

  • A comprehensive Water Audit exercise that also considered future water management options has been performed and the results were subjected to stakeholders' scrutiny in May 2006

  • A Decision Support System (DSS) tool with its manual has been developed to aid decision-makers on water allocation, equity in sharing, among others. This model/tool has been made flexible for regular updates

  • Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies for the basin was successfully carried out and the final report was ready by April 2006

  • A pre-water audit study which is basically taking stock of the available data, information and past studies for the basin and identifying the knowledge gaps, if any, that exist. This study was successfully conducted and completed by November 2005
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