East Africa Experts Hope Better Water Data Will Promote Sharing

Outlet: All Africa

August 14, 2013

The regional body formed to support drought control – the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) – has now joined the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to build and operate a regional Water Information System (WIS) to monitor water supply and use in its nine member countries. A tracking mechanism, the first of its kind, will monitor water levels, temperatures, flows, quality and quantity in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.