ECOWAS region (West Africa) - Hydropower potential and River network

This dataset shows the river network for West Africa and the estimated hydropower potential as well as several other interesting attributes. After detailed calculation, the attribute values were rounded to a reasonable accuracy. This dataset is not intended for local studies but only for regional comparison.

The dataset was developed by ECREEE under the framework of the Small Scale Hydropower Program which is implemented by ECREEE.

This layer is one of the outputs of a complete GIS Hydro Resource Mapping assessment project in West Africa. For more information and explore more resources go to

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Maintainer None
Version None
Last Updated March 8, 2018, 20:44 (UTC)
Created June 8, 2017, 16:21 (UTC)
Topic Hydropower; Renewable energy; Resource assessments
Country Benin; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Gambia; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
Region Africa
Status Complete
Coordinate Reference System WGS84
Published year 2016
Start date 1998
End date 2014