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Adaptation to Climate Change Induced Stress in the Nile Basin
A vulnerability assessment report
The "Adapting to climate change induced water stress in the Nile River Basin" project was launched in March 2010 as a partnership between UNEP and the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), sponsored by SIDA. The project ran from 2009 to 2012, and was focused on the Nile River Basin. The overall project goal was to build the resilience of ecosystems and economies that are most vulnerable to climate change induced water stress in the Nile Basin countries through building key adaptive capacity and piloting adaptation in "hotspots" with technical, policy and financial interventions.
With this project, UNEP has committed to assist Nile basin countries adapt to the impacts of climate change by using climate change adaptation methods, such as building resilience of vulnerable sectors and ecosystems in the region and hence its focus at a river basin level. Specifically, the project aims at minimizing the projected stress of too little and too much water (flooding and water scarcity) for conflict prevention and disaster reduction, through knowledge-based policy intervention, technology transfer and investment in key infrastructure.