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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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.
Multiple Water Use Systems, as the name implies, makes the assumption that water is required for multiple purposes, thereby sidestepping the conventional tension between domestic water supplies and water for irrigation.
GWI Ghana revisited 3 beneficiary communities 3 years after Multiple Water Use Systems were installed. This case study looks at how communities are using water to grow market garden produce. We observe that being sensitive to the needs of women is fundamental to the success of such projects.