The Global Water Initiative (GWI) was an action-research and advocacy programme that ran from 2008-17. The project is now closed. This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close. After that date, information about the project and core GWI technical publications will continue to be available from the IIED website and Publications Library.

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Les enjeux pour les petits producteurs dans l’irrigation à grande échelle – le cas des barrages de Niandouba et Confluent (Anambé) au Sénégal

September 2013
Dr. Ibrahima Hathie, M. Latyr Diouf, M. Modou Diouf, M. Moussa Kama

GWI Afrique de l'Ouest

This report presents the results of research on the livelihoods of small farmers. The study was conducted with the participation of rice producers based on the irrigated area around the Niandouba and Confluent (Anambé) dam in Senegal.

July 2013

Municipal Water Days are an opportunity for fruitful 2-way communication between local people and their elected officials. This document describes in detail the successes and challenges of organising municipal water days in the Komondjari province of Burkina Faso.

January 2013

GWI West Africa

On 21-23 January 2013, partners from ECOWAS, the Global Water Initiative, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) organised a conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

December 2012

GWI Niger saw the 3-year milestone as a key moment to assess the impact of its IWRM programme. This report encompasses 2 practical themes: successes seen so far and improvements needed.

October 2012

Le Comité technique conjoint constitué par cet accord formalise la collaboration en matière de gestion des ressources en eau entre le Mali et le Burkina Faso.

Study for the establishment of a mechanism for sharing the profits from electricity generated by Kandadji dam

July 2012
Laouan MAGAGI, Issa BOUKARI, Hassane ISSA

GWI West Africa

This study proposes the creation of a local development fund as a mechanism for sharing the profits from the electricity generated by the Kandadji dam with affected populations, it also provides guidance on the setting up of the fund as well as the changes in Niger's legislati

July 2012

GWI are tackling sanitation issues in rural regions of Niger in the lower Tarka valley. Our 2008 ‘demonstration latrine’ project made way, in 2010, for Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). CLTS is an approach focussed on empowerment and changing behaviour.

November 2011
Frédéric Bazin, Jamie Skinner, Jérôme Koundouno

GWI West Africa

Over 150 large dams have been built in West Africa over the last 50 years. Many more are in the planning stages to meet the region’s demands for energy, water and food and their reservoirs will displace many thousands of local people.

October 2011

In 2008 GWI began a sustainable sanitation project in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

April 2011

Inter-municipal water days are a fun and useful way of running community water and sanitation training with several municipalities simultaneously, as well as providing an opportunity for fruitful 2-way communication between local people and their elected representatives.

Study on the sharing of profits from the sale of electricity from Kandadji dam with affected populations

January 2011
Cabinet d’Etudes et Conseil Maïna Boukar

GWI West Africa

This study aims to clarify the legal, institutional and financial aspects of sharing the profits from the sale of electricity from Kandadji dam with the affected populations.

Resettlement, compensation and rights of local populations in the area of the Taoussa dam (Mali)

December 2010
Moussa Djiré, Amadou Keita, Kadari Traoré

GWI West Africa

This study, conducted on the conditions of populations displaced by Taoussa development project, intends to analyze the nature of the "social contract" between the state and local communities around the dam.