Report// Baseline Study For The Basin Of Lake Kivu And The Ruzizi River

Summary of the study:

This study is the part of the project “Support to the integrated management of water resources of Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River“, initiated in the framework of the support provided by the European Union (EU Delegation to Rwanda) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The study aims to support making operational the Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River Basin Authority (ABAKIR) created on 04 November 2014, following the signature of the International Convention on the Integrated management of Water Resources of the Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River Basin by Burundi, DRC and Rwanda. It is also intended to be cross-sectoral, through the NEXUS Water Energy Food approach. This study is divided into two parts. The first part consists of the elaboration of the baseline study of the Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River basin, while the second part focuses on defining management options, and an evaluation framework, aimed at contributing to ABAKIR’s strategic plan for an integrated and long-term management of the basin.

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