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Providing drinking water in the Mopti region of Mali: Lessons from the last 15 years

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Over recent years, water resources in the Mopti region of Mali have diminished, whilst demand for water has steadily increased. The changing political climate has also affected water provision, with the shift towards decentralisation bringing more localised management of natural resources. This document outlines the evolution in strategy of the many organisations operating in Mopti’s water sector. Drawing on lessons from the past 15 years, we assess the functioning of water provision in 2012, under modern decentralised policies.


February 2009