Accruing multiple global benefits through Integrated Water Resources Management/Water Use Efficiency Planning: a demonstration project for sub-Saharan Africa

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Project ID

GEF ID 2864

Project Title

Accruing multiple global benefits through Integrated Water Resources Management/Water Use Efficiency Planning: a demonstration project for sub-Saharan Africa

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Financing

Total: $200,000;

Sources of Financing: Stockholm International Water InstituteSIWI

Timeframe

2008 - 2011

Status

Under implementation

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Description

The Government of Botswana (GoB) requires assistance to facilitate the development of processes, procedures, methods and options for full integration of water resources management and development options across all sectors. In particular, support is needed to identify and develop water efficiency and conservation options to respond to the problem of increasing water scarcity and the need to balance the allocation and use of water resources among different users and uses. Moreover, Botswana also needs assistance with incorporating specific environmental concerns such as the protection of the integrity of ecosystems, and the increasing problem of groundwater pollution in water resources management. These needs form the basis why Botswana is selected as a demonstration site for the proposed GEF/MSP project.


The proposed Project will establish a regional knowledge management mechanism to support exchange of experience and lessons learned, and eventually derive best practice and guidance on IWRM planning for use in other countries. The project comprises three main components:

  1. Support to development of the national IWRM plan in Botswana and integration of relevant work within the GEF focal areas (IW, BD, CC, POP, LD) into national IWRM planning and implementation processes.
  2. Support to development of the national IWRM plan in Tanzania and integration of relevant work within the GEF focal areas (IW, BD, CC, POP, LD) into national IWRM planning and implementation processes
  3. Regional component for institutional support for lessons learning and dissemination, and replication of best practices, within SADC (and accessible beyond)

Expected Outcomes

Outcome 1 A dynamic IWRM Plan adopted and implemented for Botswana, which addresses national and trans-boundary water management priorities, integrate global environmental management objectives, and balances multiple uses of water resources Outputs: 1.1 An assessment of issues and the status of water resources management (Situation Analysis Report produced) 1.2 Water resources management issues and actions identified, prioritized and strategized (IWRM Action Plan produced) 1.3 Cross-sectoral institutional coordination and stakeholder participation mechanisms for integrated water resources planning and management developed and established (Institutional audit and stakeholder participation framework developed) 1.4 A dynamic IWRM Plan prepared


Outcome 2 Increased awareness and capacity of national and regional stakeholders (government, private sector and members of the public) to engage in the IWRM (planning and implementation) process through regional knowledge management initiatives Outputs: 2.1 Consistent and practical guidance for IWRM developed and made available (IWRM Guidelines) 2.2 Institutional changes to facilitate stakeholder participation implemented (Creation of Institutions recommended in the Water Sector Review) 2.3 Knowledge management products produced, knowledge and awareness about IWRM created, and information disseminated, at local, national and regional levels (Publications/Publicity documents, workshops, conferences held) 2.4 Bi-directional mechanisms to incorporate national and trans-boundary concerns, agreements and processes into respective water resources planning and management arrangements established (Platform for exchanges for information includes, among others, regional conferences organized and/or hosted by SADC related to the revised shared water protocol, etc.)


Outcome 3 Monitoring of progress in planning and implementation of IWRM improved Outputs: 3.1 An IWRM monitoring and evaluation framework (including baseline and performance indicators) developed 3.2 The framework implemented, appropriately adapted to local, national and regional conditions

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication

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See also

  1. Wetlands Inventory for the Chobe, Linyanti and Kwando Wetlands: International Waters and Developing Good Governance for Shared Resources
  2. Waste Water Treatment and Recycling at Motse Wa Badiri Camphill in Otse, Botswana
  3. Sustainable Utilisation of Fish Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods
  4. Support for the production of an environmental supplement, Botswana
  5. Integrated Management of Natural Resources in Farm 84 OQ Around Ntimbale Dam in Masingwaneng, Botswana
  6. Environmental protection and sustainable management of the Okavango River Basin
  7. Development and adoption of a Strategic Action Program for balancing water uses and sustainable natural resource management in the Orange-Senqu river transboundary basin.
  8. Conservation of water in schools, Botswana


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