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Local IWRM agreement established at Ndoga Babacar,Senegal

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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. The IWRM agreement establishes a 9-member stewardship committee, who oversee a no-grazing zone to protect part of the riverine system which is suffering from severe degradation. Alongside this is a land agreement which sets out irrigation regulations. Finally, a Stakeholder Platform was created by decree, allowing more than 30 water and sanitation actors representing a wide range of organisations to pool resources and work collaboratively towards improving sustainability.