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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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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You can find all our GWI West Africa publications in this library. Publications with a date between 2008 and 2012 relate to the first phase of work of GWI, to find out more see IWRM & WASH. Publications dated 2013 onwards relate to GWI's current phase of work, to find out more see: Water for Agriculture.


The GWI team in West Africa have gathered a wealth of photographs illustrating our work. These photographs may be reproduced for non-profit purposes alone, on the condition that the Global Water Initiative (West Africa) is credited. 


GWI West Africa has a YouTube channel, administered by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Here you can find a few video clips about our work in West Africa.