Stakeholders training workshop on water quality of Niger River monitoring


Some pictures of workshop

From 1 to 3 February 2018, the project team organized a stakeholder capacity building workshop to monitor the water quality of the Niger River in Bamako. The workshop grouped the steering committee, the University, communes, industrial units, technical services, media, target groups (fishermen, dyers, boatmen, sand operators,)
The aim of the workshop is to validate a relevant dissemination plan of the project data that can influence different stakeholders and policies to improve the water quality of the Niger River in Bamako and surroundings. The workshop allowed among others:
- Improve stakeholders' knowledge of the current system for monitoring the quality of the Niger River water in Mali;
- To discuss the results of the first measurement of water quality of the Niger River by smartphones;
- Map the stakeholder and defining their role for continuous water quality monitoring of the Niger River;
- Define appropriate communication tools according target group and mechanisms for the dissemination of project data.
During the workshop, three presentations were made:
- Characterization of urban wastewater and evaluation of its impact on the water quality of the Niger River in Bamako by Dr. Kalifa KEITA (Faculty of Sciences and Technology)
- Pollution of the waters of the Niger River by Aly THIAM (National Water Laboratory)
- The water quality monitoring system of the Niger River in Bamako and surroundings by Dr Baba N'DIAYE (ABFN)
At the end of the workshop, the following recommendations were made:
- The realization of mini stations for the collection and treatment of waste water and sludge treatment plants. At present these discharges are made directly in the river;
- The development of Malian standards for surface water quality;
- The strict application of legislative and regulatory texts concerning the protection of water courses;
- The multiplication dyers centers in the communes of the district of Bamako.