(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017-06-27)
World Bank Group
Addressing water-challenges is central
to building climate resilience. In Africa, all major waters
are transboundary making cooperation on international waters
critically important to building climate resilience.
Regional-national coordination is needed if the full range
of options for building resilience is to be considered.
Furthermore, experience shows that cooperative action can
outweigh transaction costs, bring about efficiency gains,
and change behavior of cooperating countries to be more
future-oriented, leading to an expansion of potential
resilience benefits in the longer term. This report draws on
a substantial body of empirical evidence from five major
basins in Africa - including the Nile, Zambezi, Limpopo,
Lake Chad, Niger basins - to support the critical role of
transboundary cooperation on water resources management to
building systemic resilience to climate change in Africa.