WMO Strategic Priority: WIGOS and WIS, Capacity Development
Status: Completed
Funding: About 8,788,000.00 CHF (7,600,000.00 EUR)
Programmes: Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
Implementation in: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria
Regions: Region I: Africa
Donors: African Water Facility (AWF), French Development Agency (AFD)
Project Partners: African Center of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD), AGRHYMET, French Research Institute for Development (IRD), Niger Basin Authority (NBA), WMO
Contact: Project website


The objective of the Niger-HYCOS project was to establish a system of useful information on water resources at the basin level fed with recent, high-quality data easily accessible to all user groups, with a particular emphasis on the use of the the newest communication tools provided by the emerging internet technology. The project aimed at strengthening technical and institutional capacity within the NMHSs of the partner Countries, enhance hydrological observing networks, in particular by making use of a range of telemetering technology, encourage the development of national and regional databases and data exchange, promote regional cooperation and organize appropriate professional training programmes.



  • Niger-HYCOS Project Document: An Information System for Water Resources Assessment and Management of the Niger Basin: A sub-regional component of the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS);
  • Document du projet Niger-HYCOS: Système d’information hydrologique au service d’une gestion intégrée des ressources en eau pour le bassin du Niger: Composante régionale du Système mondial d’observation du cycle hydrologique (WHYCOS);
  • Document de projet provisoire (Niger-HYCOS, Phase II): Renforcement du système d’observation pour une meilleure gestion des ressources en eau dans le bassin du fleuve Niger.