The French Global Environment Facility support to the Volta Basin Authority: creation of an observatory of water resources and associated environments

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Although 19 million people live in the Volta basin and largely depend on its resources for their livelihoods, no basin organization was in place to effectively manage its resources until January 2007. On that date, a convention was adopted by the riparian States, creating the Volta Basin Authority (VBA) and defining the legal status of the river.