Mekrou Project trains national experts on the EPIC model and MOO method

After the June training in Niamey on the L-Moments model and hydrological modelling, the national experts of scientific and research institutions from the three Mekrou countries (Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger) gathered in Ouagadougou from 20 to 23 September 2017 for a training on the mathematical model Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC) and the multiobjective optimization (MOO).

The training was well attended and proved to be of a high value in the frame of the Mekrou project implementation. The European Union Joint Research Center (JRC) with the regional centre AGHRYMET facilitated the training to allow experts of the three countries to learn more about the tools that were jointly developed by the national institutions, AGHYMET, NBA coordinated by JRC.

The Mekrou project is funded by the European Commission.

These are decision making tools developed in the frame of the Mékrou project to help countries sharing the Mékrou River basin to better plan and implement sustainable development initiative in the basin.