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Formation agreement of the Sourou Cross-border Management Committee (Mali/Burkina Faso)
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.