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Guinea Current – GIWA Regional assessment 42

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Global International Waters Assessment
Guinea Current, GIWA Regional assessment 42
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
December, 2003 NOTE
Abe, J., Wellens-Mensah, J., Diallo, O. S. and C. Mbuyil Wa Mpoyi
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This report presents the assessment of the Guinea Current region – a vast region that includes the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem as well as 28 international river basins shared by 27 countries. The region is characterised by large variations in hydrological conditions; from the Sahel deserts and drylands in the north to the tropical jungles of Congo in the south. This feature is reflected in the environmental problems of the region: Freshwater shortage was identified as the most stressing concern in the Volta and Niger basins while Pollution is a general concern in the humid basins and in the coastal and marine waters. Causal chain analysis and Policy option analysis was conducted for the identified priority concerns in the Volta, Niger and Comoe river basins and in the Guinea Current LME.

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Front cover (306 Kb)
Title pages (77 Kb)
Preface (38 Kb)
Executive summary (77 Kb)
Abbreviations and acronyms (48 Kb)
Regional definition (17 577 Kb)
Assessment (1 694 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (311 Kb)
Policy options (180 Kb)
Conclusions and recommendations (96 Kb)
References (71 Kb)
Annexes (415 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (797 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (219 Kb)
Back cover (790 Kb)

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