Global International Waters Assessment
Lake Chad Basin, GIWA Regional assessment 43
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations
Electronically (PDF), Hard copy (paperback)
This report represents the GIWA Assessment of the Lake
Chad Basin, which is located in one of the poorest and most drought
prone regions in the world. Climatic variability and poor water governance
has threatened the ecological and socio-economic integrity of the region.
The past and present status and future prospects are discussed, and
the transboundary issues traced back to their root causes. Policy options
have been recommended that aim to address these driving issues and reverse
the environmental degradation trends witnessed in the region over the
past 30 years.