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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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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Publications

 



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.



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.



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.



GWI Senegal surveyed its project area near Tambacounda, Senegal in 2010 to establish the baseline for the long term M&E indicators. This report describes the project area, the sampling methods the data gathered and the challenges encountered.



GWI Regional Strategy for West Africa



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.



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.



Community Action Plans (CAPs) are important for integrated water resource management, particularly as responsibility for governance shifts from the state towards the commune.



Over recent years, water resources in the Mopti region of Mali have diminished, whilst demand for water has steadily increased.



The Malian Sourou basin has great natural and economic importance, with much potential for ample water provision. But despite this potential, there are still several challenges around water quality and the effective management of water resources.



GWI influencing strategy (2008)



In our quest to improve access to clean water, we engaged communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal, to help them discuss which technologies would work best for them.

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