Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the River Nile Basin
Willems, Patrick × Nyeko Ogira, Paul Mutua, Francis Abdo, Gamal Kabubi, Julius Fahmi, Ahmed Hassan Sonbol, Mohamed Lotfy, A. Kimaro, T.A. Mkhandi, S. Opere, A. Ibrahim, Y.A. Kizza, M. Tadesse, L. Abdel Motaleb, M. Farid, S. Zaki, A. Al-Weshah, R. #
Academie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer
Mededelingen der Zittingen van de Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese Wetenschappen vol:55 issue:4 pages:555-570
Regional differences have been investigated in the probabilities of high and low river flow extremes along the river Nile basin in eastern Africa. This has been done on the basis of statistical extreme value analysis applied to about one hundred flow gauging stations spread over the basin. The statistical analysis results have been combined
with physical sub-basin characteristics such as topography and land use. The research has been conducted within the framework of the FRIEND/Nile project, which focuses on
regional hydrology research cooperation between the main Nile countries (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) and the Flemish universities. The high- and low-flow
statistics developed can be used in water engineering and civil engineering design applications. Of equal importance are the supratechnical research outputs, among which enhancement of water-related transboundary research cooperation in the Nile region. During the course of the project, trust among the researchers and water managers from the different Nile countries gradually increased, data sharing enhanced, and politically sensitive issues (on transboundary water sharing) became debatable.