Our Mali Office located in Mopti-Sevare has been researching for more than decade annual flood extension, infrastructure planning and biodiversity in the Inner Niger Delta. In partnership with reknown research insitutes like Dutch Attenburg & Wymenga, extensive field studies have led to a strong knowledge base on these topics.
With this knowledge, our Mali Office engages the Malian Government on all levels on policies and activities that affect the Inner Niger Delta, such as the building of dam infrastructure upstream. Most well-known is the publication The Niger, A Lifeline in which different scenarios of upstream dam building in the Niger River and their impacts on the Inner Niger Delta are discussed.
Other important publications include:
Atlas du Bassin du Niger / Niger Basin Atlas, a joint production with WWF with detail maps of flood extension, land coverage and use, precipitation and much more.
Impacts of Dams on the People of Mali (read below), a booklet extracting conclusions from the Niger, A Lifeline.
The latest publication is the report Will the Inner Niger Delta shrivel up due to climate change and water use upstream?, analysing the impacts of dam infrastructure in combination with climate change scenarios.