State of the River Nile Basin Report.

This inaugural State of the River Nile Basin report presents information on the general health of the Nile Basin, and is intended to raise awareness and improve understanding of biophysical, sociocultural, and economic conditions within the basin. It highlights water  hotspots’ and ‘hopespots’, and observes that cooperation amongst the riparian states is crucial for solving the basin’s multiple environmental and socio-economic problems. The report targets policy makers and the general population, and seeks to catalyze and facilitate discussion, information sharing, knowledge-based decision-making, and collective action at basinwide level. The State of Basin reports provide a framework for pressure–state– response analysis, and will be published every three years as a flagship knowledge product of the Nile Basin Initiative.