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Rwambu Environment - Sustainability Pilot Project

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Partners: Joint Efforts to Save the Environment (JESE)
Local Governments of Kamwenge and Ibanda
RAIN foundation
Wetlands International
Countries: Uganda
Regions: Nile, Uganda Basins
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Conservation Agriculture/Agronomy
Dairy and Livestock
Irrigation Management and Technology
Pesticide and Fertilizer Management
Soil Erosion and Health
Leaving No One Behind
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Mar. 2012  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.rainfoundation.org/project/NL-KVK-34200988_DWDG_UG12_471
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 64%

Project Overview

A pilot project implemented in (2012 -15) in the districts of Kamwenge and Ibanda, Western Uganda, by RAIN foundation, Wetlands International and a local NGO called JESE. The project is aimed at creating an understanding on how wetland restoration and management and 3R (Recharging water sources, Retaining rainwater, Re-using water) can be integrated at catchment level to sustain WASH. Uphill, different 3R interventions (incl. stone bunds, check dams, terracing etc) sto...

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A pilot project implemented in (2012 -15) in the districts of Kamwenge and Ibanda, Western Uganda, by RAIN foundation, Wetlands International and a local NGO called JESE. The project is aimed at creating an understanding on how wetland restoration and management and 3R (Recharging water sources, Retaining rainwater, Re-using water) can be integrated at catchment level to sustain WASH. Uphill, different 3R interventions (incl. stone bunds, check dams, terracing etc) stones were implemented in farmer’s fields. Trees were planted at the bald spots high in the catchment, allowing further recharging of the water table. Downstream, former leaky latrines were re-placed by functional ones and strategically relocated to avoid any contamination of present water sources. The wetland was demarcated and zoning was introduced, allowing community members to fetch water, feed cattle, catch fish and harvest medicinal plants and reeds at separated, best located places in the wetland. Farming within the wetland area was banned and affected families compensated with alter-native livelihood options higher up in the catchment.

Project Results

In the project area, the water table has improved to a level where former dry points once again supply water. Specific beneficial plant and animal species have returned to the wetland and the prevalence of WASH-related diseases is reported (by the community) to have reduced.

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