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Water Futures Partnership Zambia

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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
Zambian Breweries Plc
Countries: Zambia
Regions: Zambezi
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Project Tags:
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Leaving No One Behind
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jun. 2012  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.water-futures.org/countries/zambia.html
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 58%

Project Overview

The Itawa springs and its supporting ecosystem is an important water resource supplying water for domestic and industrial purposes to the city of Ndola in the Copperbelt. In recent years, the physical integrity of the spring and surrounding riparian environment is being degraded as a result of human activity in the immediate vicinity, resulting from poor and insufficient water supply to the surrounding communities. The Government of the Republic of Zambia has decided to pr...

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The Itawa springs and its supporting ecosystem is an important water resource supplying water for domestic and industrial purposes to the city of Ndola in the Copperbelt. In recent years, the physical integrity of the spring and surrounding riparian environment is being degraded as a result of human activity in the immediate vicinity, resulting from poor and insufficient water supply to the surrounding communities. The Government of the Republic of Zambia has decided to prioritise the protection of the spring for the benefit of the town’s industry, residents and downstream communities, but progress has been slow. A partnership between Zambian Breweries and GIZ was established with the aim to develop and implement a Comprehensive Spring and Sub-catchment Zone Protection and Management Plan to assure the Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability of the Itawa Springs and the mitigation of the shared water risks that currently exist.

Project Results

The project will improve water security for the residents and businesses in the City of Ndola, and protect Itawa Springs from environmental degradation.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Our mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. We provide viable, ... Learn More

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