Drinking Water and Sanitation Program in Small and Medium-Sized Towns (Components 1 and 2)

IP Wave

Country: Burkina Faso

Client: German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Counterpart Organization: Ministry of Agriculture, Water Construction and Water Resources (MAHRH)

Project Duration: 12/2006 - 12/2008

As part of the decentralization processes in Burkina Faso, the responsibility for planning, build-ing and operation of water and sanitation supply (WV/SV) is increasingly transferred to the mu-nicipalities. Many communities are hardly capable of meeting this new challenge. There is a lack of experience in the field of water management on the communal and regional level as well as a lack of concrete concepts on the national level. At the same time, the expansion and op-eration of the WV/SV can hardly keep up with the ever increasing demand for clean drinking water and the demand for a good sanitary supply.

The overall objectives of the program consist of the implementation of an integrated water resources management as well as of the improvement of drinking water supply and sanitary facilities in the catchment basin of the Mouhoun river. The three components of the program include:

  1. Introduction of an integrated water resource management
  2. Improvement of the water and sanitary supply systems
  3. Development of water sector strategies 

Main Services Provided:

  • Conduction of a baseline study of existing and future cooperation structures and clustering options;
  • Consulting services on decentralisation of the water and sanitation sector;
  • Development of models for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in consideration of water catchment areas;
  • Capacity building and human resource development;
  • Change management and organizational development;
  • Coordination of individual program components as part of integral program management;
  • Monitoring and evaluation