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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.
The roles and responsibilities of each key member of the Sourou Cross-border Integrated Resource Management Committee (CGTS) are outlined in this document.
Given their shared water resources, the necessity for cross-border collaboration is clear to both communities and governments of Burkina Faso and Mali.
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.
The Joint Technical Committee formed by this agreement represents an official collaboration on water resource management between Mali and Burkina Faso.
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 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 was initially conceived as a ten year programme and IIED, working with IWEL, developed a Monitoring and Evaluation strategy with two components.
GWI Mali carried out a 3 part monitoring study of hydrostatic levels of improved water points in the Baye, Diallassagou, Ouenkoro and Sokoura municipalities in the 15 months to September 2012.
Hydrological studies like this one play an important role in the sustainable management of water supplies, particularly as they should help reduce the long-term costs of borehole maintenance.