Changement climatique - Recherche française (avec laboratoires CNRS) - 2010-2015


Characterization of the hydropluviometric drought of the Bani, main tributary of the Niger River in Mali

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  • Paturel, Jean-Emmanuel
  • Diawara, Alima
  • Kong-A-Siou, Line
  • Talin, Emeline
  • Ferry, Luc
  • Mahe, Gil
  • Dezetter, Alain
  • Muther, Nadine
  • Martin, Didier
  • Rouche, Nathalie
  • L'aour-Cres, Agnes
  • Seguis, Luc
  • Coulibaly, N.
  • Bahire-Kone, S.
  • Koite, Mohamed
6th World FRIEND Conference on Global Change: Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources Date: OCT 25-29, 2010 Location: Fez, MOROCCO
GLOBAL CHANGE: FACING RISKS AND THREATS TO WATER RESOURCES Bokk Series: IAHS Publication Volume: 340 Pages: 661-667 Published: 2010

In a development and climatic change context, it appears necessary to update our knowledge of the hydrology of the Niger River and its tributaries. The presented work focuses on the Bani, principal tributary of the Upper Niger. The results show that the basin rainfall dropped by 15-25% since the beginning of the drought in 1970, but at the outlet of the watershed, in Douna (101 200 km(2)), the annual flows dropped by >65%. The geology of the watershed could explain this important shift. However, these results are related to the reliability of the low-flow data and to the anthropization of the Bani basin, which is probably underestimated as a non-exhaustive inventory of hydro-agricultural installations, which are shown in the basin. This could have an influence which has not yet been evaluated.

Author Keyword(s)
  • climate change
  • multiple-purpose projects
  • rainfall-runoff
  • West Africa
ESI Discipline(s)
  • Engineering
  • Environment/Ecology
Web of Science Category(ies)
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Water Resources

[Paturel, Jean-Emmanuel; Kong-A-Siou, Line; Talin, Emeline; Mahe, Gil; Dezetter, Alain; Rouche, Nathalie; L'aour-Cres, Agnes; Seguis, Luc] IRD HSM USTL, Case MSE, F-34095 Montpellier 05, France

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Paturel, JE (reprint author), IRD HSM USTL, Case MSE, Pl E Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier 05, France.

  • France
CNRS - Adress(es)
  • HydroSciences Montpellier (HSM), UMR5569
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