Climate change, water and conflict in the Niger river basin

Summary:

This report analyses the links between environmental stress, climate change, human security, conflict and adaptation at different scales and localities along the Niger river. The third longest river in Africa, the Niger river and its tributaries are a key source of water for the estimated 100 million people living in the basin, especially for the drier regions within the western Sahel zone. Drawing on the study in collaboration with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, the report offers key policy guidelines for resilience building, adaptation and reducing conflict.