The study addresses knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) on water, sanitation and hygiene, and Integrated Water Resources Management in the communes of Bartiébougou, Foutouri and Gayéri, Burkina Faso. This participatory study compares results with the 2009 baseline study. It was undertaken in 17 villages and questioned 357 households to identify water sources (wells, handpumps, surface water bodies), annual or monthly payments made, collection times and volumes consumed. 91% affirm that their village can repair the pump if it breaks down.
The study addresses knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) on water, sanitation and hygiene, and Integrated Water Resources Management in the communes of Liptougou, Boundoré and Mansila, Burkina Faso. This participatory study was undertaken in 17 villages and questioned 776 residents to identify water sources (wells, handpumps, surface water bodies), annual or monthly payments made, collection times and volumes consumed. On sanitation, 74% of those questioned did not have a latrine and 95% declared the use of soap. 54% of those questioned had knowledge of water management structures.
The GWI Mali team presented this template for proven solutions at the 6th World Water Forum (held in Marseille in 2012). We document the establishment of the Malian focus group for the repair of water facilities, outlining the problems that were resolved and the potential for wider application of this method. Our approach promotes close collaboration between public and private institutions, since this is beneficial for sustainable water infrastructure. We recommend that all facilities should automatically be replaced after 20 years, through the State Water Fund.
GWI Regional Strategy for West Africa
GWI influencing strategy (2008)
December 2012 activity report to HGBF
Foundations for learning and influence, 6-month report
Local Water Committees are a key link in the chain of governance of water resources, providing a front line response to resolving any issues arising locally. These community-based committees operate within natural hydrological boundaries of river basins, rather than within artificial administrative or political boundaries. This GWI report documents the lessons we learned from establishing a Local Water Committee in the upper reaches of the Sirba basin in Burkina Faso.
The roles and responsibilities of each key member of the Sourou Cross-border Integrated Resource Management Committee (CGTS) are outlined in this document. The presidency of the committee rotates between Mali and Burkina Faso, and when a country presides they also host the meetings. There are 3 functions of the committee: the General Assembly (normally convened once a year), the executive board (meets at least once every 3 months) and the 2 separate country Basin Committees.
Given their shared water resources, the necessity for cross-border collaboration is clear to both communities and governments of Burkina Faso and Mali. This document constitutes the founding document of the Sourou Cross-border Integrated Water Resource Management Committee (CGTS). This committee is made up of an equal number of representatives of the State, local collectives and grassroots organisations from both countries, and exists to advise on all ongoing water management projects in the Sourou basin.