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Side Event SE-00130

Improving river basin management planning in Africa: Examples of successful cooperation

· Coordinator :
Loire-Brittany Water Agency

Africa is at a crossroad. The 21st Century is already turning the land of poverty into a land of opportunity. But among hindrances to a brighter future for Africa, there are daunting water challenges: in a context of population and economic growth, satisfying increasing water needs is further complicated by the impacts of climate change. The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), which can be defined as an optimal utilization of water resources through the balanced planning of competing uses at the scale of the river basin, may very well be the solution. But it has to be operationalized. The French Water Agencies’ cooperation projects of IWRM in the Volta river basin aim to do just that. Action plans elaborated jointly with the International Office for Water and African Authorities managing the Volta river basin provide technical and financial support dedicated to the strengthening of basin organizations, water management planning and programming capacities for the period 2012-2015. The projects are mainly financed by the French Water Agencies’ (Loire-Brittany, Seine-Normandy and Adour-Garonne) thanks to the French Oudin-Santini Law of 2005, which allows local authorities to dedicate up to 1% of their water and sanitation budget for international cooperation in this sector. The side-event will present these projects and their results.

Keywords :
Africa, Data & Information, Decision-making(Decision-maker), Development, Ecosystem, Environments, Implementation, IWRM, Transboundary

Session Data

· Date :
April 13, 2015 (월)
· Time :
13:30~14:30
· Venue :
GHC_203
GYEONGJU - HICO
2F Room 201,202
· Session Code :
SE-00130
· Language :
English
French