Mali NCAP project: Mali Case Study 2

Submitted by Sukaina Bharwani | published 25th Mar 2011 | last updated 13th Jan 2020

The methodological approach can be summarized as follows:

Bibliographical study

  • Documenting the climate scenario envisaged for Mali and predicting the impacts on water resources in the study zone;
  • Collecting of water resource management both in Mali and worldwide; and
  • Gathering relevant socio-economic data as well as the costs of existing technology.

Site visits and surveys

  • Site visits were carried out in order to obtain a better knowledge of the physical and human environments in the study zones. Data collection took the form of interviews or discussions in groups or general assembly meetings with the population, local authorities and development organizations operating in each zone.
  • Water requirements analysis, assessment of their potential, and resource management simulation
  • Water requirements were assessed from the data collected in the field and their management according to the expected climate changes was the subject of simulation with the WEAP.
  • Analysis of technology offers, definition of selection criteria and proposal for appropriate technology for the study zones
  • By taking account of the economic conditions and the possibility of ownership of this technology by the communities, it was possible to propose new technology suitable for the environment as well as a methodology for the transfer of the technology.