FRIEND - West and Central Africa

Groupe FRIEND pour l'Afrique occidentale et centrale (FRIEND/AOC)

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History

Apr 1993, within the framework of International Hydrological Programme (IHP). Restructured, 24-28 Oct 1994, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), following closing down of Inter-African Committee for Hydraulic Studies (ICHS), which previously served as coordinating centre. Also referred to as AOC. One of several Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND). Full title FRIEND - Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data/West and Central Africa (FRIEND/AOC).

Aims

As a regional network, collect, assemble and exchange hydrological data deriving from countries of west and central Africa; improve understanding of the regional hydrological system through a number of models.

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Activities

Holds seminars. Research themes: setting up regional data bank; study of low flows for management of small impoundments; hydrological regionalization for ungauged basins; impact of climatic and anthropogenic variability on hydrological regimes.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 16 countries
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Subjects *

  • Hydrology
    • Hydrology
  • Information
    • Data, Codes
  • Cybernetics
    • Modelling

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

UIA Org ID

F2763

Last News Received

2002
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