Sustainable Development in Africa & Satellites - page 44

Water Cycle Initiative
Building on the results of the AWCI – the Asian Water Cycle
Initiative – GEO is progressively applying the same successful
approach to observations (in situ and satellite), data archiving, and
modeling to the transboundary river basins of Africa (Volta, Niger,
Medjerda and Lake Victoria).
For example, this Envisat image highlights the lower Niger
River system in the West African country of Nigeria, where the
Niger River (left) and the Benue River merge. The Niger River -
the longest and largest river in West Africa - originates in the
highlands of southern Guinea and flows through Guinea, Mali,
Niger, Benin and Nigeria.The delta holds some of the world’s
richest oil deposits.
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