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River Rwizi Catchment Management Committee

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5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Directorate of Water Department
Directorate of Water Resource Management
Local Community
Local Government
Ministry of water & Environment
Nation Environment Management Authority
National Water & Sewage Cooperation
Nile Breweries Limited
Countries: Uganda
Regions: Nile, Uganda Basins
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Conservation Agriculture/Agronomy
Leaving No One Behind
Irrigation Management and Technology
Pesticide and Fertilizer Management
Services Needed: Financial support
Research & analysis
Technical assistance
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
Financial Institution
Government
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jun. 2013  »  Ongoing
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 72%

Project Overview

The main objective to make sure that there is sustainable water supply from River Rwizi On top of that, the quality of the water should be improved The catchment areas around River Rwizi are to be protected The areas that have been degraded by farming and other activities have to be restored To achieve the above, we should be able to involve the people staying around the catchment areas and wetland – we need to involve them to create awareness about sustainability We ha...

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The main objective to make sure that there is sustainable water supply from River Rwizi On top of that, the quality of the water should be improved The catchment areas around River Rwizi are to be protected The areas that have been degraded by farming and other activities have to be restored To achieve the above, we should be able to involve the people staying around the catchment areas and wetland – we need to involve them to create awareness about sustainability We have thought of alternative income generating activities for the people who have relocated from the wetlands – We plan to introduce bee keeping, tree planting and digging boreholes for them so that they don’t encroach on the wetland. Main Goal The main goal is to achieve a sustainable water supply and generate clean water Activities as above We are in the stage of developing a catchment management plan by December 2014, to execute our activities such planting trees. We are working with the local government to implement these activities through the community leaders. We are involved in the Private Partnering Programme (PPP) for the involvement of the private sector. We have proposals from GIZ to join the PPP and make contributions to preserve river Rwizi

Project Results

One of the achievements is that Nyakambu Wetland was completely degraded. However with our involvement, the vegetation has been restored and there is cleaner water. The impact is that there was relocation of farmers and the wetland was fully restored back. There is a plan for the catchment committee to construct a dam to regulate the release of water during dry season to maintain the river flow.

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