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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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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Communication is often poor between local people and the officials in charge of managing rural water resources. Municipal Water Days (MWDs) aim to bridge this gap and foster mutual understanding and collaboration.



Communication is often poor between local people and the officials in charge of managing rural water resources. Municipal Water Days (MWDs) aim to bridge this gap and foster mutual understanding and collaboration.



GWI helped build appropriate, strong, low-cost latrines. This illustrated manual is aimed at community sanitation mobilisers and villagers already motivated to build their own latrines, and it is best used alongside CLTS.



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.



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.



Boulis/earth pan reservoirs and their surrounding areas can be used for income generation in Burkina Faso. For example, farmers and pastoralists pay an annual fee (in proportion to the size of their herd) to graze their animals around boulis.



These 3 documents are sample agreements initiated by GWI for the management and protection of natural water resources in the Ndoga Babacar municipality of Senegal’s Tambacounda region.



GWI asked experts in IWRM from the 2IE Engineering Institute to visit all four project sites and to evaluate the approach and experience on IWRM that GWI was promoting with local partners.



GWI carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of village borehole management structures in Burkina Faso. We sampled 12 out of 34 project villages.



GWI was initially conceived as a ten year programme and IIED, working with IWEL, developed a Monitoring and Evaluation strategy with two components.



GWI tested the water quality of 50 boreholes in Sirba, Burkina Faso, examining an extensive range of physical and chemical properties.



This report documents GWI’s experience of setting up a pilot Local Water Committee in Madaoua, in the sub-basin of the Tarka Valley in Niger. We chose this area because it lies at the heart of the most vulnerable part of the Tarka Valley flood plain.

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