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Water Resources Projects


Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment October/November 2001

Client: The World Bank / GEF International Waters Portfolio - Nicholas Hodgson (NRgroup); Roy Hagen (Independent Consultant); Amadou Konare (World Bank)

Lake Chad is Africa's fourth largest lake, the largest in Western and Central Africa. Wetlands and floodplains extend outward from the lake itself, expanding the basin to the second largest wetland in sub-Saharan Africa. The effective basin provides a key freshwater source shared by Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, The lake is shallow, with an average depth of 1.5 meters.

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Karnataka Watershed Development Project

Client: Department for International Development / Government of India / Natural Resources International
Farming Systems support, TA core member: Liz Kiff (theNRgroup)

The Karnataka Watershed development project is located in the northern districts of Karnataka state, India. This is an area characterised by limited water resources for which there is increasing competition. In addition to piloting different institutional approaches to watershed development, KAWAD aims to improve the livelihoods of the inhabitants of three selected watersheds: Chinnahagari in Chitradurga district, Upparahalla in Bellary district and Doddahalla in Bijapur district. The total population and area of these three watersheds is around 100,000 and 45,000 ha respectively.

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Feasibility Study on proposed Genteng multipurpose dam in the Brantas River Basin, East Java

Client: Nippon Koei / JBIC
Lead expert for EIA component: K. Campbell (theNRgroup)

The Brantas River basin is the most urbanised region in Indonesia and the Brantas River is the largest river system in East Java. The basin contains most of East Java's water reservoir capacity and produces about ten per cent of the nation's rice crop. The demand for water in the region is escalating whilst, at the same time, water quality is coming under increasing pressure from industry, agriculture and urbanisation. Five multipurpose hydropower reservoirs and several other water resources infrastructures (barrages, levees, irrigation canals etc) have been built during the last four decades in this catchment. Genteng Dam was proposed as a multipurpose project and integral component of water development in Brantas River basin.

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