Second Regional working group for the transboundary cooperation on the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin


Press release.

Meeting picture below.

See also the OOSKA News piece.

On 1 and 2 December 2020, a vision for transboundary cooperation around the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB) is elaborated by representatives of the States that share this aquifer system, namely The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal.

This work is carried out in the second meeting of the Regional Working Group (RWG) for Transboundary Cooperation on the SMAB, comprising the States as well as the transboundary basin organisations covering by the Senegal-Mauritanian aquifer basin namely, the Organisation for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG) and the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS). The session hosted by the State of Senegal from 1 to 2 December 2020 is held in a hybrid format. The RWG, established in April 2020, has a mandate to provide support and advice to States and transboundary basin organizations to establish transboundary cooperation for a concerted sustainable management of the SMAB.

Facilitated by the UNECE Water Convention and the Protocol on Water and Health, International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (UN IGRAC) and financed by the EU Commission and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).