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Feasibility studies and designs for integrated and sustainable urban sanitation

Background: The development agenda of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is articulated in the National Vision 2030 and the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP - 2017-2021) which prioritize water and sanitation among the key sectors for economic growth. Accordingly, Government is implementing the National Urban and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program as a road map to improve access to sustainable water supply and sanitation services for Urban, Peri-urban and Rural dwellers in Zambia, and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Feasibility Studies and Detailed Designs for Integrated and Sustainable Urban Sanitation in Provincial Towns

Background: The development agenda of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is articulated in the National Vision 2030 and the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP - 2017-2021) which prioritize water and sanitation among the key sectors for economic growth. Accordingly, Government is implementing the National Urban and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program as a road map to improve access to sustainable water supply and sanitation services for Urban, Peri-urban and Rural dwellers in Zambia, and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Shire-Zambezi waterways feasibility study

May 2011 – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) received a € 1.7 million grant to undertake a study to improve knowledge on navigable waterways of the Shire-Zambezi for their reopening. This joint action between Malawi and Mozambique will improve information exchange and promote joint project planning and investment. The reopening of the waterways could increase the volume of transport of goods, trade and the exchange of services.

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Development of operation guidelines for investment in multi-purpose small dams

August 2012 – The Government of Zambia received a € 950,000 grant to develop, test, and adopt updated guidelines to program, design, finance, build and monitor multi-purpose small dams. Resources mobilisation activities are also an important part of the project to ensure that the dams be scaled-up. The project is expected help rural communities build resilience to climate variability through improved water storage capacity. The water is expected to increase water security for fisheries, irrigation, domestic use, and cattle.

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Community water management improvement project for traditional farmers in Mkushi, Masaiti, and Chingola districts

November 2009 – Development Aid from People to People (DAPP), a local NGO, received a €700,000  grant to strengthen traditional farmers' ability to efficiently manage on-farm water resources for enhanced productivity and income generation, thus facilitating the transition from subsistence farming to a more efficient and commercially oriented mode of production. In doing so, the project also addresses the issue of vulnerability of smallholder families to climate variability, both reducing their dependency on rain-fed farming and increasing their resilience to climate change.

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Study to upscale smallholder irrigation in Zambia

A new set of studies, financed by a grant of EUR 1.4 million from the African Water Facility (AWF) will help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia, through the Upscaling of Smallholder Irrigation Project. This will lead to improved livelihood conditions and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

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Strengthening the information and knowledge capacity of CICOS for the water resources management of the Congo Basin

May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) received a € 455,000 grant to reinforce its capacity to collect and manage hydrologic data and information as well as well to enhance Congo Basin water resources knowledge.

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