Last week, In celebrating #NileDay2019, people all across the continent took to Twitter to call on Nile Basin states to focus on reversing the water and food security threat due to water supply sensitivity induced by high temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns.

The river Nile is an important source of freshwater essential for the survival and livelihoods of people living alongside the Nile Basin. The Nile River is the longest in the world, at 6,650 km long, encompassing an area of 3,349,000 square kilometres. Its basin is shared by ten countries: Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania.

Governments along the Nile River basin must include climate change adaptation policies into national development plans and base the future of their economies on clean, renewable energy to sustain the Nile river.

Here are some of the highlights of the #NileDay2019 Twitter Action: