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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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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Creating a culture of learning

A successful water programme requires high levels of innovation and excellence in a wide range of skills, including promoting behaviour change, understanding water resources, sustainable agriculture, and engineering. Partners invested in improving programme quality through learning activities.

The following resources represent the output of GWI’s commitment to learning.

 

 

 

Publications

 

Sustainability index of rural water services: Burkina Faso and Niger

August 2014
J-P Debus (CRS)

GWI West Africa

This survey was commissioned by GWI three years after the start of the 2008-2012 programme in West Africa with the aim of assessing the sustainability potential of the rural water services supported by GWI during this period and to learn lessons from governance and management systems. It is part of the ongoing learning and evaluation of GWI's work.

July 2013

Municipal Water Days are an opportunity for fruitful 2-way communication between local people and their elected officials. This document describes in detail the successes and challenges of organising municipal water days in the Komondjari province of Burkina Faso.

December 2012

GWI Niger saw the 3-year milestone as a key moment to assess the impact of its IWRM programme. This report encompasses 2 practical themes: successes seen so far and improvements needed.

July 2012

GWI are tackling sanitation issues in rural regions of Niger in the lower Tarka valley. Our 2008 ‘demonstration latrine’ project made way, in 2010, for Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). CLTS is an approach focussed on empowerment and changing behaviour.

October 2011

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

April 2011

Inter-municipal water days are a fun and useful way of running community water and sanitation training with several municipalities simultaneously, as well as providing an opportunity for fruitful 2-way communication between local people and their elected representatives.

February 2009

Over recent years, water resources in the Mopti region of Mali have diminished, whilst demand for water has steadily increased.

The study addresses knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) on water, sanitation and hygiene, and Integrated Water Resources Management in the communes of Bartiébougou, Foutouri and Gayéri, Burkina Faso. This participatory study compares results with the 2009 baseline study.

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

The study addresses knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) on water, sanitation and hygiene, and Integrated Water Resources Management in the communes of Liptougou, Boundoré and Mansila, Burkina Faso.