Environmental Flow for enhanced Biodiversity and Poverty alleviation in the deltas of Mozambique (EFlows-Moz) Stakeholders meeting, September 29, 2023

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Researchers from Eduardo Mondlane University, managers from the District and the Ministry of the Environment, and resource persons representing local communities attended a workshop to present the results of the Eflows project, co-funded by the DIDEM and WIOSAP projects.

Results concerning the ecological functioning of the estuary, local economies and the adaptation strategies of delta users to salinization were shared. Work carried out jointly with local observers was presented, and a model of the estuary was used to define several water management scenarios in the watershed to minimize the impact of saline intrusions. The need for further studies including not only technical aspects, but also social and political issues was raised.

Know more about the topic through these 2 videos : 

How does river flow influence the entire estuary ecosystem?

That is the subject of Dinis Juizo’s research. We met him in the Incomati Delta in southern Mozambique. As part of an interdisciplinary team, he identifies the flows needed to preserve Indian Ocean deltas which are nurseries for fish and a source of income for the local community.

The Incomati Estuary Festival

October 15-17, 2021, to highlight the role and functions of the estuary and its floodplains, well known to the locals but unknown to passing visitors, as well as to showcase the exceptional biodiversity of the site (it is the 2nd hotspot of biodiversity of birds in Mozambique after Gorongosa) and the expertise of local people.

The video is also available in Portuguese.