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Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by ManirBK: 4:41am On Jul 28
Members of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) have begun moves that will lead to the recharge of shrinking Lake Chad.

The shrinkage of Lake Chad has been one of the main factors responsible for insurgency and socio-economic unrests in the Lake Chad Basin Commission member countries, which include Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Algeria, the Central African Republic, Libya, and Sudan.

Major sources of livelihood including farming and fishing of about 40 million people living along the Chad Basin are said to be affected.

Consequently, stakeholders within the member countries, at various conferences, identified inter-basin water transfer project as the realistic solution confronting the receding Lake.

As a first step towards the water transfer project, the Commission, in collaboration with Nigeria Federal Ministry of Water Resources, yesterday, began the process of opening and evaluating international bids to select consultant that will conduct in-depth studies to improve the hydraulic capacity of the Chari and Logone rivers.

Chari and Logone rivers are the major tributaries to the Lake.

Chairman LCBC council of ministers and Nigeria’s minister of water resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, said the exercise was to take steps towards improving the water flow conditions of the Chari River and the development of Lake Chad as the first phase of the inter-basin water transfer project.

“The in-depth studies of Rivers Chari and Logone is pivotal for the revitalization of Lake Chad and necessary to sustainably address the effects of climate change, youth unemployment and endemic poverty in the region,’’ he said.

Earlier, Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu, said the commission launched the international call for tenders in January 2021 to select a consultant that would conduct the in-depth studies to improve the hydraulic capacity of the Chari and Logone rivers.

“The study is aimed at addressing the challenges of excessive loss of water through flood and evapotranspiration, degradation of the riverbanks due to fluvial erosion and siltation of the rivers which has continued to contribute to the shrinkage of the Lake,’’ he said.

https://dailytrust.com/moves-to-recharge-shrinking-lake-chad-begin

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by ManirBK: 4:41am On Jul 28
Good development anything that will boost the economy and brink back job oppoturnity to our peaple is highly welcome

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by Hangmnk: 4:42am On Jul 28
Wishful thinking.... With climate change and stuffs happening. God help us all.


The world can't survive 7 billion people. Not only lake Chad, Nigeria itself is dying. The world is gearing for Final apocalypse. We are here worrying about tribe and religion. Hmm

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 4:52am On Jul 28
ManirBK:
Good development anything that will boost the economy and brink back job oppoturnity is highly welcome


Aboki, Lake Chad has been shrinking naturally for over 30 years now so I don't really understand why a committee will be set up to do something (detrimental) that's already happening on its own.

Sounds like another bogus scheme to launder public funds like that dubious commission charged with oil exploration in the North.

Abokis muslimas are the most corrupt creatures on earth!

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 5:09am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:
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Aboki, Lake Chad has been shrinking naturally for over 30 years now so I don't really understand why a committee will be set up to do something (detrimental) that's already happening on its own.

Sounds like another bogus scheme to launder public funds like the commission charged with oil exploration in the North.

Abokis muslimas are the most corrupt creatures on earth!
Too early to be dropping crap. What would you rather have them do? Leave it to dry up?
Everything you block heads must bring religious sentiments into it.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by Validated: 5:11am On Jul 28
Nigerian leaders are confused. Lake Chad is drying up in response to desertifucation. Nigeria us the only country that government do nothing about aforestation, but want to stop deseamrt encroachment.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 5:15am On Jul 28
MASTERCHIEF0847:

Too early to be dropping crap. What would you rather have them do? Leave it to dry up?
Everything you block heads must bring religious sentiments into it.


So that committee will fill it back with water??

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 5:20am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:
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So that committee will fill it back with water??
Go and read the post again you block head, the committee has opened a bid for a contract to refill the lake with water by water transfer,am sure your blocked brain can't come to terms with this.
Water transfer from a river to a lake is not rocket science, it's been done before.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 5:24am On Jul 28
MASTERCHIEF0847:

Go and read the post again you block head, the committee has opened a bid for a contract to refill the lake with water by water transfer,am sure your blocked brain can't come to terms with this.
Water transfer from a river to a lake is not rocket science, it's been done before.


Lake Chad is the largest water body in that region.
Which river will they fill it in with & what will become of that river afterwards??

I won't be surprised to see $60 billion approved for water importation.

You abokis really think we are as stupid as your kinsfolk abi?

Like I said earlier, another bogus scheme to launder public funds. Thieves!!

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by louqas: 5:26am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:
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So that committee will fill it back with water??

That is the aim....to save 40 million plus people whose lives depend on the water.
WATER IS LIFE

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 5:27am On Jul 28
louqas:


That is the aim....to save 40 million plus people whose lives depend on the water.
WATER IS LIFE


cheesy smiley These people ehn. Chai grin

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by louqas: 5:32am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:


cheesy smiley These people ehn. Chai grin

Which people?..
Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by louqas: 5:54am On Jul 28
1176sx:
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You don wake......good morning......let the cancellation begin


Na you go tire
Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by Nobody: 5:59am On Jul 28
1176sx:
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God bless you sir. Continue the good work you are doing

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 6:14am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:
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Lake Chad is the largest water body in that region.
Which river will they fill it in with & what will become of that river afterwards??

I won't be surprised to see $60 billion approved for water importation.

You abokis really think we are as stupid as your kinsfolk abi?

Like I said earlier, another bogus scheme to launder public funds. Thieves!!
You be real block head, go and read again the lake has tributaries abi you no do geography for secondary school?
What a brainless idiot. The lake has two tributaries, go and read mumu.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 6:17am On Jul 28
MASTERCHIEF0847:

You be real block head, go and read again the lake has tributaries abi you no do geography for secondary school?
What a brainless idiot. The lake has two tributaries, go and read mumu.


So the tributaries will fill the lake right?

Assuming that is even possible, what happens to the tributaries afterwards?

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 6:32am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:
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So the tributaries will fill the lake right?

Assuming that is even possible, what happens to the tributaries afterwards?
Your case is almost beyond redemption.
"Assuming that it's even possible?" Which planet are you living on? Dude highways are being constructed under the ocean and you think transferring water to a lake from it's original two tributaries (rivers) is not possible in 2021? Something that has been perfected since the 80's?
I don't know what to say to you again.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by SportsHD: 6:34am On Jul 28
Activities around the chadian side and Nigerian side of LC has been paralysed by boko haram.
Why are they trying to fill it up again if not that it's another way to award bogus contracts and squander funds.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 7:00am On Jul 28
MASTERCHIEF0847:

Your case is almost beyond redemption.
"Assuming that it's even possible?" Which planet are you living on? Dude highways are being constructed under the ocean and you think transferring water to a lake from it's original two tributaries (rivers) is not possible in 2021? Something that has been perfected since the 80's?
I don't know what to say to you again.

Name these tributaries.
Please don't run away...

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by Ibrahimmrfish(m): 7:03am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:
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So that committee will fill it back with water??
Yes,that is the plan.E.U,U.N and all four lake Chad countries have agreed to divert a river from Central Africa republic into the lake,to refilled it.
Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 7:13am On Jul 28
Ibrahimmrfish:

Yes,that is the plan.E.U,U.N and all four lake Chad countries have agreed to divert a river from Central Africa republic into the lake,to refilled it.


Chai. grin grin These abokis ehn cheesy
You really think everyone is as dumb as you people abi?


Below is a map. Please explain to us, how a river can be channeled/diverted across thousands of kilometers (white line) to fill up a lake (blue circle) that is far bigger than it??

Considering also the environmental factors along these thousand of kilometers between 4 countries...
Don't forget to name this special river too.

We'll like to learn this new technique/technology that only Northern Nigeria is aware of in the whole world. cheesy

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 7:14am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:


Name these tributaries.
Please don't run away...

By the way, this one don sapa... grin cheesy

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 7:28am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:


Name these tributaries.
Please don't run away...
Mumu it's right there in the post if only your small brain will comprehend. Go and read it you numskull.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 7:38am On Jul 28
MASTERCHIEF0847:

Mumu it's right there in the post if only your small brain will comprehend. Go and read it you numskull.

Name them naa. No need of insult. smiley
Just name the tributaries, aboki.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 8:09am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:


Name them naa. No need of insult. smiley
Just name the tributaries, aboki.
Block heads always assume once you don't support their ignorant hatred then you must be Hausa or Fulani. Get a life then get an education, illiterate trying to derail from the fact that he can't read and comprehend. Again go and read the tributaries are named right there in the post.
Imagine this block head procreating and extending a lineage of idiots.

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by Ibrahimmrfish(m): 8:32am On Jul 28
DoggoneDogg:
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Chai. grin grin These abokis ehn cheesy
You really think everyone is as dumb as you people abi?


Below is a map. Please explain to us, how a river can be channeled/diverted across thousands of kilometers to fill up a lake that is far bigger than it??

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Transaqua, Lake Chad and the Congo Basin – A Call for Cautious Action


Nidhi Nagabhatla
CoDirector, Water Without Borders Programme

Principal Researcher: Water Security, United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment, and Health


Ramazan Caner Sayan
Postdoctoral Fellow: Water Security, United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment, and Health


This blog is based on the paper Soft Power, Discourse Coalitions, and the Proposed Interbasin Water Transfer Between Lake Chad and the Congo River.

30 October 2020 | #20.31 | The views expressed in this post are those of the author and may not reflect those of UNU-CRIS.

Transaqua, the massive water infrastructure project first pitched in the 1970s, is back on the political agenda and claims it can reshape regional politics in Central Africa. The USD 50 billion plan calls for the construction of a 2,400-kilometer canal to divert water from the Congo River Basin and replenish Lake Chad. The construction works will take place in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), not in the riparian states of the Lake Chad Basin.

Discussion re-emerged in the mid-2010s, when state-owned PowerChina offered to support this infrastructure investment. PowerChina signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) in 2016, followed by an MOU between PowerChina and Bonifica in 2017 to collaborate on the water transfer proposal. Bonifica has been promoting the project since the 1970s. LCBC endorsed the Transaqua project as a preferred option of water transfer to save Lake Chad after the International Conference on Lake Chad (2018). An MOU was signed with Italy for cooperation towards implementation.

Geopolitical stability and human security are global issues. In past decades the Lake Chad region saw a severe water crisis and endured one of the most turbulent times in its political history. More than 17 million people in the region face a multitude of difficult crises related to extreme poverty, water stress settings, climate change and conflict. Half of this count is in need of support, protection and humanitarian help, as noted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) last year.

A closer look at the declarations and official documents promoting Transaqua reveals multiple narratives outlining ambitious targets and claims of future benefits to both basins, as well as promises to resolve significant political, economic, and even regional insecurity challenges, including the Boko Haram threat and out-migration.


Date based satellite images outlining the declining water levels of Lake Chad.
The DRC is the only major actor raising concerns about Transaqua. Note that DRC is expected to host most of the construction work and allocate water from its territories. The socio-economic, cultural and ecological damage projected in the Congo Basin, the potential political problems on water allocation among Congo Basin countries, and the lack of active participation of riparian countries of the Congo Basin in the Transaqua-related decision-making are facets of considerable concern.

What generally does not feature in Transaqua debates are:

- The historical change of Lake Chad's water levels. Why did the Lake go dry? Was it a natural phenomenon, was it due to pressure from human activities or possibly a mix of both?

- Future scenarios. Will filling the Lake again guarantee its water security for the short or long term?

- How will this project impact local and pastoral communities’ cultural and customary norm?

These glaring narrative gaps raise some thorny questions. To what extent and in what direction are corporate players like Bonifica and PowerChina influencing water relations, allocation and sharing, and transfer arrangements? To what extent are these and other private actors influencing the water future of Central Africa and the Sahel region? Interested readers can learn more about the ongoing discourse in our paper. We have attempted to explain how private interests are shaping hydro diplomacy of the transboundary waters in the world's two most controversial basins: Lake Chad and the Congo.


Transaqua is still in the feasibility stage. Key players such as the World Bank, CICOS (the river basin organization managing the Congo River), environmental NGOs like International Rivers, and riparian states of the Congo River (except the DRC) have not disclosed their position on Transaqua. Their involvement or opposition to this project will define hydro diplomacy in the region. Despite all the political momentum gained in 50 years, the diverse notions of Transaqua point to no clear agreement towards successful implementation.

In recent years, the proposal is more in the limelight as a remedy for mitigating both humanitarian and economic concerns. However, the need for an in-depth look into the geopolitical power structures, community voices, and perspectives of all stakeholder needs persists. So, it is vital to recognise what this proposal/project stands for; how its objective represents stakeholders, beliefs, and opinions.

When water is a business proposal, negotiations need to reflect the stakes and interests of all parties and communities sharing the basin resources. One could argue that social and cultural arrangements are “stakes and interests” in such discussions. And, if the project is to be implemented, the trade-offs need to be assessed cautiously. Decision-makers should be careful not to use only dimensions such as economic criteria and corporate profitability to assess the feasibility of the water infrastructures.

Transaqua supposedly is the biggest water project in the world. One of the claims reads that the waterway could irrigate between 50 to 70 thousand kilometres in the Sahel, a territory spread in eight countries. And ten countries in the region would be beneficiaries of the transport system, along with the promise of generations of hydropower for all. But how can it all start when DRC, the land with the largest share of the Congo river basin spread, has a profound apprehension of the proposal? The COVID situation and the response measures highlight the unmet water needs of communities and populations. In the DRC, three-quarters of the population has no access to safe drinking water (UNEP, 2011). Can the country afford to discuss water-sharing dealings without resolving its domestic water management issues? Maybe so, however, the DRC's voice and opinion on Transaqua is still either limited or totally discounted.

Transaqua points to crucial opportunities and lays out ambitious objectives in its plan. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if this proposal turns the tide with its ambitious agenda, as the lack of participation and consensus-building remains as a blaring gap in its planning process.

In our paper, we analyse the project’s multiple stakeholders and their reasons to support or criticize it. What we found is that there seems to be no evidence of any strategy that aims to bring together various actors and agencies to help strengthen their voice and involvement and build consensus. We hope you will find some of the insights outlined in this paper informative. The long-term future of Transaqua will largely depend on a collective regional plan and on the integration of concerns from communities and stakeholders across both basins.

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Considering also the environmental factors along these thousand of kilometers between 4 countries...
Don't forget to name this special river too.

We'll like to learn this new technique/technology that only Northern Nigeria is aware of in the whole world. cheesy

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by DoggoneDogg: 8:47am On Jul 28
Ibrahimmrfish:



This confam aboki just quoted an irrigation project he found online at me. shocked

I give up on these people! Chei grin

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Re: Moves To Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad Begin by stonemasonn: 9:24am On Jul 28
ManirBK:

said.https://dailytrust.com/topics/news
mynd44 oam4j lalasticlala

Una good morning ooo. Finally after 6 years of cluelessness.

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