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Basin Plan for the development & management of water resources in the Sourou basin, Burkina Faso

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This GWI document sets out the overarching principles which could make sustainable water resource management in the Malian Sourou basin an achievable reality. The project outlined here requires political engagement at all levels (national, regional and local) in order to attain full water provision in Mali. We recognise the financial, ecological and socio-political challenges, but ultimately highlight the importance of making this project work.