Presentation of the new facts and forecasts about the impacts of planned dams as well as climate change on the Niger River marshes and the people and nature depending on these.
The combined impacts of planned hydropower and irrigation schemes and a warmer climate will regularly cause extreme low water levels in the West Sahelian Niger River. This will impact the millions downstream who depend on the seasonally inundated lakes and marshes. Catastrophic low water levels now only occurring once every 30 years will become a regular phenomenon in the future. Wetlands International will present new figures based on several research projects with partners.
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