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BADJANA Hèou Maléki

The integrated assessment of river basins based on a holistic system analysis approach is of high relevance for sustainable water resources management. This is the background of the thesis which analyzed climate variability and land use changes in two river basins in West Africa and modeled hydrologic processes in the selected Kara River basin using the IHACRES and J2000 hydrological models respectively. The results provide consistent evidence of trend in rainfall patterns as well as important changes in land use and land cover in the study area. Both models provide insights into the basin hydrology and offer the potential to assess the impacts of climate and land management impacts on water resources. The study provides good baseline information for integrated land and water resources management in the basin and the region.

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