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Mobilisation of surface water and strengthening of capacities in integrated water resources management

April 2012 - The Government of Cape Verde has received a € 1.4 million grant to finance a study that will look at ways to better mobilise and store surface water resources through the construction of dams. The grant will also be used to strengthen the legal framework for integrated water resources management. This will help Cape Verde deal with increased water pressure on the groundwater resources, and build water security for all uses.

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Scaling up integrated rainwater harvesting and management and complimentary livelihood systems in semi-arid districts of Kenya

July 2012 - The Kenya Rainwater Association (KRA) received € 690,000 grant to mainstream rainwater harvesting and management (RHM) in response to rural development challenges posed by climate change in drought prone regions of Kenya.

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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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Institutional support to the water and sanitation sector

July 2009 – The Government of the Central African Republic received a € 2 million grant to establish an institutional and regulatory framework to strengthen water and sanitation sector governance and institutional capacity to attract additional funding and make more sustainable investments. The project is expected to enhance national capacities in the sector in terms of water governance, monitoring, management and planning of water resources.

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Chitungwisa Water and Sanitation Project

August 2009 - The Municipality of Chitungwiza received a €2 million grant to finance the rehabilitation of the municipal water supply and sanitation systems and build institutional and community capacity for improved water and sanitation services to reduce the incidence of cholera. This will help stabilise the deterioration in the provision of water and sanitation services in the Municipality of Chitungwiza, and enhance institutional capacity for efficient and sustainable operation and management of the water supply and sanitation services for the future onward.

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TREND Improved sanitation and water supply services

September 2009 - TREND (Training, Research and Networking for Development), a local NGO, received a €2 million grant to strengthen sector capacity for planning and delivery of pro-poor WASH services in urban areas through tripartite partnerships approaches involving the public, private and NGO sectors and to increase access to water supply and sanitation in the three pilot areas of Ashaiman, Mankessim and Huni Valley via the construction of infrastructure.

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DES TOILETTES POUR TOUS A SOKODE PAR LA VALORISATION DES BOUES DE VIDANGE ET LE MICROCREDIT

ORIGINE DU PROJET: Le sous-secteur de l’assainissement au Togo a été négativement impacté par la suspen-sion de la coopération au développement, consécutive aux troubles socio-politiques des an-nées 1990 à 2005. L’accès des ménages aux toilettes a ainsi régressé de 37 % en 1990 à 34,9 % en 2010 (MICS, 2010). La Région centrale, dont la capitale administrative est Sokodé, s’est signalée par un taux de couverture plus faible (26,1 %), et des taux de prévalence de maladies d’origine hydrique des plus élevés.

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Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor in the City of Blantyre

Background: Malawi is one of the countries with the highest urbanisation rates. With a population of about 662,000 (2008), the city of Blantyre is the largest in Malawi. Between 1998 and 2008 the city experienced a population increase of about 32%1. The continued influx of people combined with decades of inadequate urban planning, has led to rapid spread of informal settlements with deplorable living conditions. The major problems include overcrowding, inadequate housing and lack of basic services, in particular water supply and sanitation.

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Elaboration de la vision et de la stratégie du Secteur de l’Eau à l’horizon 2050 pour la Tunisie

La Tunisie, en raison de sa situation géographique entre la Méditerranée et le Sahara, est un pays aride sur la majeure partie de son territoire. Elle est classée parmi les pays se trouvant au-dessous du seuil de stress hydrique (450m3/an/hab. en 2015).

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Support to WSS policy and priority investments preparation in Brazzaville & Pointe Noire

July 2007 - The Government of Congo has received a €1.4 million to finance an institutional and technical analysis and prepare priority works for water supply, sanitation, storm water drainage and solid wastes management in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire to meet MDG 2015 and the African Water Vision targets.

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