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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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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Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali and the Ivory Coast all share the natural resources of the Black Volta river basin. Collaborative water management is therefore crucial to help build and maintain mutual trust.



Given their shared water resources, the necessity for cross-border collaboration is clear to both communities and governments of Burkina Faso and Mali.



Given their shared water resources, the necessity for cross-border collaboration is clear to both communities and governments of Burkina Faso and Mali.



The roles and responsibilities of each key member of the Sourou Cross-border Integrated Resource Management Committee (CGTS) are outlined in this document.



The roles and responsibilities of each key member of the Sourou Cross-border Integrated Resource Management Committee (CGTS) are outlined in this document.



Nomadic pastoralists are important for the livestock industry in Ghana and across West Africa, but conflict often arises when they must share the same natural resources as settled agricultural communities.



Drawing on the lessons from nearly 50 years of large dam construction in West Africa, we reviewed the literature and consulted stakeholders and governments to better inform the planning of future dams.



The GWI Mali team presented this template for proven solutions at the 6th World Water Forum (held in Marseille in 2012).



This is a practical example of a co-funding agreement in Mali. GWI partner CARE International and the Malian commune of Sokoura jointly funded a large well in Mankanou village.



In 2008 GWI began a sustainable sanitation project in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal.



More and more women now hold positions of responsibility within the water sector in Burkina Faso. GWI’s gender-based training on IWRM promotes and supports female leadership in the water sector.



In 2008 GWI began a sustainable sanitation project in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

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