The first kick-off meeting of the IAEA’s new Sahel project took place in Vienna on 16-20 July 2012. The meeting brought together members from several African countries and international organizations to discuss the integrated management of the five major transboundary aquifer systems in Africa.
Click on the videos to hear participants from Algeria and Nigeria describe the situation in the Sahel region and explain how nuclear techniques can help Member States enhance the management of shared groundwater aquifers to ensure sustainable access to water and reduce conflict. Participants from OSS and UNESCO explain why their organization is taking part in the project.
The meeting was organized by the IAEA within the framework of the technical cooperation project RAF/7/011 “Integrated and Sustainable Management of Shared Aquifer Systems and Basins of the Sahel Region.”