Water use

Water management, which is linked to climate change, agriculture, food security, energy, health and even gender equality, underpins the three pillars of sustainable development, which are poverty reduction, economic development and ecosystem conservation. In the Lake Chad basin, water is used for different purposes: livestock, crops, fishing, industry, transport, tourism, etc. Meeting basic water needs is, in itself, a huge challenge, but the issue of access to water resources is also a complex problem. Withdrawals from the lake remain negligible. Withdrawals of water from Lake Chad, its tributaries and alluvial aquifers amounted in 2010 to a total of around 2.5 km³/year. Of this, 0.5 km³ was used for drinking water, 1.8 km³ for irrigation and 0.2 km³ for livestock watering.

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