The Nile Basin Decision Support System

Assignment location

All Nile basin countries, Africa


Nile Basin Initiative/
The World Bank

The Nile Basin Decision Support System (DSS) is a shared knowledge base supporting analytical capacity and stakeholder interaction for cooperative decision making in the Nile River Basin. The consultancy enhanced the usefulness of the DSS through identification of user needs and development of the DSS design to meet those needs:

  • Assessment of the situation in the basin following stakeholder consultations
  • Training/awareness building workshops on IWRM & DSS application
  • Development of the web-based „Nile Information System“
  • Comprehensive assessment of specific needs and DSS requirements m
  • Preparation of design specifications
  • Development of a detailed DSS development plan

picture sources: Rainer Lesniewski, Hydrophil GmbH