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Running Dry – Empowering Poor People to Manage Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands - Global Water Partnership

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5888268 km2
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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Action Against Hunger USA
CARE USA
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
IInternational Institute for Environment and Development
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Oxfam America
SOS Sahel UK
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Regions: Lake Turkana, Nile, Shebelle, Uganda Basins
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Project Tags:
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Leaving No One Behind
Services Needed: Technical assistance
Desired Partners: Business
Government
NGO / Civil Society
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2009  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.globalwaterinitiative.com/index.php/our-work/east-africa
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 58%

Project Overview

Running Dry encourages a people-centered and consensus-building approach in promoting holistic solutions for addressing water resource management challenges, namely using the IWRM approach.1 The vision of success is that impoverished populations in dry and semiarid target areas will be able to transform their environments through improved health, food security and livelihoods. This will be achieved through a focus on good governance, sustainable multiple uses of water and ...

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Running Dry encourages a people-centered and consensus-building approach in promoting holistic solutions for addressing water resource management challenges, namely using the IWRM approach.1 The vision of success is that impoverished populations in dry and semiarid target areas will be able to transform their environments through improved health, food security and livelihoods. This will be achieved through a focus on good governance, sustainable multiple uses of water and risk management regarding water-related shocks.

Project Results

By the end of September 30, 2011, the GWI/Running Dry program anticipates benefiting approximately 302,200 people within East Africa through expanded water access, enhanced multiuse of water resources, improved hygiene knowledge/practices and increased economic productivity.

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