March 2004 – A Volta Basin Technical Committee is created to prepare for the establishment of a Volta Basin organization;

December 06, 2005  – The Ministers of Water Resources ratify a Memorandum of Understanding in Ouagadougou to create the Volta Basin Authority;

July 17, 2006  – In Lomé, the Ministers approve the Convention and the Statutes of the ABV, with seat in Ouagadougou, and appointed an interim Executive Directorate;

January 19, 2007  – The 1st Assembly of Heads of State ratifies the VBA Convention in Ouagadougou

November 16, 2007  – The 1st meeting of the Council of Ministers ratifies the statutes of the ABV in Ouagadougou.

February 23, 2010  – Signature of the headquarters agreement between Burkina Faso and the ABV

August 14, 2009  – Entry into force of the convention