NB-ITTAS project


En cours

Duration of the project

6 years (2018-2024)


Management, governance, conservation of the resources of the Niger River Basin and Aquifer Systems (NB-ITTAS)


Resilience of Ecosystems


Total budget

4,300,000 USD


Local, national and regional institutions responsible for groundwater and surface water management in the 11 relevant countries 

Countries concerned
Algeria, Benin, Burkina, Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Chad

Improving IWRM, Knowledge-based Management and Governance of the Niger Basin and the Iullemeden-Taoudeni/Tanezrouft Aquifer System | ITTAS

The objective of the project is to improve knowledge-based management, governance and resource conservation of the Niger River Basin and the Iullemeden-Taoudéni/Tanezrouft Aquifers (NB-ITTAS), to support IWRM for the benefit of communities and the resilience of ecosystems

It will implement conjunctive management of surface and groundwaters through knowledge-based management and governance of the Niger Basin (NB) and the Iullemeden-Taoudéni/Tanezrouft Aquifer System (ITTAS) leading to improved IWRM for the benefit of communities and the resilience of ecosystems.

This project will contribute to the attainment of a number SDGs  namely SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation and in particular target 6.5 related to integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation (and the related indicators) as well as SDGs related to the improvement of the livelihoods of local communities that are targeted through the project activities. 

The geographic scope of this study and GEF intervention covers the whole area as covered by Niger River Basin (NB) and the ITTAS.

Financial partners
  • Global Environment Facility - GEF
Technical partners

Approval date

August 2018

Training Workshop in Hydrogeological Modeling

June, 2020

1st Steering Committee meeting

December, 2020

2nd Steering Committee meeting

November, 2021

Key Achievements