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International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Rwizi River Catchment

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Partners: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
MWE
The Coca-Cola Company
Countries: Uganda
Regions: Nile, Uganda Basins
Project SDGs:
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Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Project Tags:
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Nature-Based Solutions
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Benefits Provided: Water Quality: Ambient water quality – includes surface water, groundwater, estuary, and ocean water;
Land and Environment: Habitat and biodiversity – includes biota on land and water, consideration for groundwater dependent ecosystems
People and Community: Local economy (including job creation and land value)
Desired Partner: Other
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: May. 2013  »  Dec. 2015
Project Website: www.giz.de/en/worldwide/27890.html
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 72%

Project Overview

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. A partnership with CocaCola (Africa) and the Ministry for Water and Environment (MWE) support the sustainable land and water management in the Rwizi River Catchment in order to improve water availability for civil soci...

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The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. A partnership with CocaCola (Africa) and the Ministry for Water and Environment (MWE) support the sustainable land and water management in the Rwizi River Catchment in order to improve water availability for civil society, farmers and industry. The Rwizi Catchment Management Organization (RCMO) supervises all activities to ensure inclusive stakeholder participation from all stakeholders and alignment with the Ugandan public policy and development goals.

The River Rwizi catchment underpins community livelihoods and is also important for the local Industries operating in the region, such as the Coca-Cola Company. The catchment requires conservation and restoration in order to stabilize the water flow in the river system, especially in the dry season when low flow has led to rationing for households and also for industries. The partnership to address these issues unified to carry out, several successful activities in the Act Phase, which has been a big success.

Project Results

Expected outcomes are: 1.Support to RCMO in promoting cooperation amongst water users, authorities and local communities; 2.A comprehensive Water Risk and Sustainability Assessment; 3.Wetland restoration activities in four locations completed; 4.Sensitization and training events for community and agricultural water users conducted; 5.A community conservation fund established and functioning.

The partnership's first step was to carry out a rapid assessment, outlin...

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Expected outcomes are: 1.Support to RCMO in promoting cooperation amongst water users, authorities and local communities; 2.A comprehensive Water Risk and Sustainability Assessment; 3.Wetland restoration activities in four locations completed; 4.Sensitization and training events for community and agricultural water users conducted; 5.A community conservation fund established and functioning.

The partnership's first step was to carry out a rapid assessment, outlining the most urgent needs and opportunities for interventions. After this, a more extensive Water Risk and Opportunity. Assessment (WROA) was successfully performed and provided additional information about the broader context carried out. This WROA also forms the basis for broader discussions and decisions about the catchment and its general challenges. It identified possible solutions to water risks in the form of a comprehensive list of mitigation actions ranked by importance. Key success factors in the Act Phase also included the proper sensitization of the general public and the beneficiaries for the planned interventions, including exchange visits with beneficiaries to ensure that the interventions were understood and accepted by all stakeholders. In addition, this sensitization such as multi-stakeholder fora and radio talk-shows.

Furthermore, under the leadership of the Victoria Water Management Zone (VWMZ – regional unit of the Ministry of Water) the Rwizi Catchment Management Organization (CMO), was strengthened and included from the beginning, which enhanced local and institutional ownership. All planned interventions were presented to the CMO, and regular progress reports were made.

These tools and processes resulted in, among other achievements, the restoration of 500 hectares of wetlands, improved community livelihoods derived from the restored wetlands as well as from Environmental Conservation Fund that was provided to the community for alternative livelihood, as well as a strengthened and well-functioning Catchment Management Organization that has continued to operate after the end of the partnership and hence ensuring sustainability of interventions.

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Julia Kampfmann
Water Stewardship Programme Junior Advisor
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


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