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Return to the Features Page. Donor involvement in the water sector. This information will inevitably date rapidly. Please send in further information and updates to keep it as current as possible, sadc telephone. Send information to len, sadc telephone. On a national level, sadc telephone, Canadian International Development Agency CIDA has funded a groundwater survey for Swaziland, sadc telephone, water supply project for Mozambique, and a research and technical branch project for Zimbabwe.

Project activities will be carried out at the local, sadc telephone, national, and regional level, sadc telephone. On a national level, Denmark International Development Agency Sadc telephone has been active in supporting national-level water sector activities including rural water supply projects in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, sadc telephone, urban water supply and sanitation in Mozambique, and water supply in semi-urban areas in Malawi.

The fund can be sourced for short-term consultancies in Integrated Water Resources Management Activities in the region. On a national level, European Union EU is funding a project in support sadc telephone the Water and Sewerage Authority in Lesotho to rehabilitate water supply and sanitation installations in six district towns.

The focus of the Maseru conference was on the political, institutional and legal approaches and experiences required to bring about a process leading to the sustainable, equitable and mutually beneficial management and use of international waters.

The objective of the conference was to investigate approaches for the sound and sustainable management of international waters to the mutual benefit sadc telephone all riparian states through the exchange of ideas and experiences among EU and SADC countries, sadc telephone.

Further, a statement from the participants of the conference was produced with recommendations for sustainable management of international water resources. This system is intended to provide a mechanism for timely data exchange between the collecting agency and the users throughout the SADC region and to provide an early warning of impending problems due to floods, drought, water shortages, etc.

The EU is also funding a three and a half year project which began in called the Population, Development, and Environment Project. This is a research project to evaluate alternative paths for sustainable development in Botswana, Mozambique, sadc telephone, and Namibia. One aspect of this project is to predict water quality trends in surface water to the year France has a long-term policy of supporting water related activities in Africa. There are three channels for French financial assistance.

The Ministry of Economy and Finance provides subsidies or loans with preferential interest rates. AFD may provide grant assistance to the poorest countries. In South Africa, MCAC is providing expert missions, seminars on water supply issues, sadc telephone basin management, sadc telephone, and legal support to the Water Act In the Seychelles, MCAC has supported an atlas of environmentally sensitive areas and set up impact study procedures.

In Botswana, there has been support of several groundwater projects, a training program and documentation center as part of the North South Carrier Project and co-financing for the water treatment plant, sadc telephone. In addition, the French Fund for World Environment supports evaluation studies related to international issues of river basin management.

The International Water Office, a parastatal, also is involved with promoting the French system of river basin management and organizes international training courses in many water related issues. On a national level, in South Africa, Finland FANNIDA is helping to develop water quality management plans in several catchment areas and has supported eradication of alien invasives to increase water yields.

Sadc telephone Namibia, GTZ is supporting the Communal Areas Water Supply Project that is providing support to development of a community-based management strategy for rural water supply and capacity building in the water sector.

This project is in its seventh year. Further, sadc telephone, GTZ is funding the Sewerage Water Awareness Management Project in Namibia which is assisting the major settlements in the northern region with organizing and implementing water supply in three major settlement.

This activity is in its sixth year. GTZ sadc telephone also funding Infonet, which is an information system for laws and regulations regarding water management in southern Africa, sadc telephone. This system will allow for cross-country comparisons. Global Water Partnership GWP seeks to translate an emerging global consensus on water resources management into responsive action on the ground, sadc telephone.

At this meeting, several suggestions from the Windhoek meeting were discussed including developing a SADC model on Integrated Water Resources Management including a water economics programestablishing a Sadc telephone African Technical Advisory Committee SATACand support for the Protocol including a review of the various member countries and their water laws in order to harmonize potential discrepancies with the protocol.

GWP held a conference in March in Morocco where proposals from the region such as those described above were presented. It is envisioned that the GWP will play a strong role in coordinating donor activity in the region, sadc telephone. This network will consist of a number of participating institutions, including the relevant universities and training institutes in the region, the relevant stakeholders and the International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Sadc telephone IHEDelft.

This program to be called the "Shared Rivers Research Program" will support the joint collection of riverine ecosystem data and disseminate results to policymakers. Sida also plans on working with the Land and Agriculture Policy Centre in South Africa and with IUCN to set up a regional research program on how to equitably share international rivers.

A set of thematic papers will be developed with particular focus on economic issues. With sadc telephone Desert Research Foundation in Namibia, Sadc telephone plans to help establish a Southern African Regional Research Network that will act as a focal point for dissemination of research results and information. In addition, Sida has been approached to co-finance with the World Bank a study on the Pungue River shared between Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Sida is considering funding a regional groundwater assessment and is awaiting a full proposal from the Geology Department, University of Zimbabwe. In addition, sadc telephone, Sida is funding a regional Research Fund to promote and facilitate sadc telephone implementation of multi-disciplinary projects in Integrated Water Resources Management in the region and to promote the use of research results sadc telephone decision-making aimed at ensuring sustainable development of water resources in the region, sadc telephone.

Sida is also sadc telephone providing funding to strengthen the research and GIS analytical capacity of the Zambezi River Authority ZRA - the organization responsible for energy production and management of Lake Kariba. On a national level, in Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Department for International Development DFID supports a range of rural water supply and management projects including the following activities: 1 Nutrition Gardens and Ground Water Development Ngadi - this project develops capacity sadc telephone implement collector well construction for domestic use and for irrigating village.

In Zambia, sadc telephone, DFID supports water supply and sanitation projects, an activity that focuses on the conservation and management of Kafue Flats and the Bangweulu Basin, and emergency relief drought mitigation.

In Zambia, DFID is also funding a study and development of low cost technologies and software to encourage improvement of traditional water supplies by users and promotion of adoption of the concept into national policy.

The purpose of this program is to develop and implement the start-up phase of the NSP at national, provincial and local levels. The purpose of which is to build an institutional framework and capacity to support community water supply and sanitation established in 2 provinces, sadc telephone.

DFID also supports human resource development in this Department. In Junesadc telephone, DFID began a project called the Water Sector Support Project - Phase 2 the intent of which is to demonstrate the provision of sustainable water services to poor and previously disadvantaged South Africans through pilot approaches with selected water service authorities.

On a regional level, sadc telephone, DFID is considering support sadc telephone the following initiatives: 1 a water and sanitation information network; 2 support to hydrological services; and 3 private sector participation in water and sanitation. UNDP has funded a flood forecasting system and a groundwater data computer unit for Malawi. Tasks have included preparation of Country Situation Reports, a sadc telephone water resource strategy, designing a regional strategic plan and drafting a document to present to the Round Table Conference.

Additional preparation for the Round Table has includes supporting a Preparatory Workshop for the Conference which was held in April in Gaborone, Botswana, a Stakeholder Workshop that was held in Livingstone, sadc telephone, Zambia in Februarysadc telephone, and a sensitization meeting which will be in October As called for in the SADC Protocol on Shared Watercourse Systems, the Roundtable will assist in mobilizing the resources needed to develop and implement national and regional integrated water resources development plans, sadc telephone.

The expected outputs will be development and adoption of national water policies and regulatory reforms; institutional and capacity-building; and water resources management programmes that include bankable projects in infrastructure development and investment, for integrated water resources management and sadc telephone utilization of shared watercourse systems in SADC.

This system consists of automatic water level recorders, computers and trained staff. This working group is creating a matrix of current and future agency activities at a country level. In Mozambique, UNICEF has provided support to national water training schools and in Malawi has supported activities in village-based maintenance of handpumps. First, the RCSA is assisting efforts to sadc telephone guidelines for the management of international river basins and to define the roles and responsibilities of the various institutions proposed by the Protocol, sadc telephone.

Draft Terms of Reference for this activity have been developed and will be finalized by July Second, USAID is providing technical assistance to prepare Terms of Reference for defining catchment boundaries associated with river basins in the region. In addition, draft Terms of Reference are being prepared to address harmonization between the Protocol and National Water Laws; these Terms of Reference will be finalized in May This brochure has been finalized and distributed in February To build capacity, USAID will fund short term training in sadc telephone aspects of water resource management, including environmental aspects of river basin management, water conservation and demand management, international water law and conflict management.

These short courses will be targeted both at providing an understanding of key issues to policy makers, as well as strengthening the technical skills of active practitioners. This training program is now being designed, and it is hoped that the first short course will be offered to policy makers in July through a regional institution. USAID is also funding activities related to the development of Natural Resource Accounts in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa, including capacity-building and the construction of accounts for three countries.

Water is one of the resources being analyzed to determine its role in economic development, sadc telephone, and in particular its pricing across countries, sadc telephone.

The analysis will look at economic decision-making for water in several of the region's watersheds. Further, the Regional Center for Southern Africa is reviewing for possible funding proposals received from NGOs in the sadc telephone for activities to improve the management of shared natural resources -- including water or sadc telephone watersheds; these proposals have been submitted for funding under a USAID agreement signed with SADC to strengthen the role of NGOs in the regional economy.

On a national level, sadc telephone, in Angola, USAID has launched a two year activity to help design an appropriate model for private sector participation in the operation of Luanda's water supply and sanitation system, sadc telephone. Objectives of the program include: 1 to assist the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in the transfer process of water service delivery to local governments, 2 to support the creation of a local Water Board to manage bulk water supply for the Sabe River Catchment, and 3 to support the establishment and institutional development of local water authorities that will assume responsibility for water service to local water authorities.

Also, sadc telephone, in South Africa, the United States has supported the "Working for Water" Project -- an activity aimed at eliminating invasive tree species which threaten the natural vegetation and decrease water yields in the Western Cape. Critical Flows project team will develop, field-test, and promote the use of analytical tools and guides for ecosystem approaches to water resource management and planning, sadc telephone. This activity has just been launched.

This activity is one component of building an integrated water resources management program in South Africa. Also, in Malawi, sadc telephone, USAID is supporting policy reform with a focus on harmonizing policies in the natural resource management and on devolution of authority to local populations.

The Department of Water Affairs is one of the agencies in Malawi with which this activity works. On a national level, the World Bank the Bank has been requested by the Government of Angola, sadc telephone, to support ongoing preparation activities for a sadc telephone water sector project. A program of support sadc telephone currently being developed in collaboration with NORAD, including policy reform and the implementation of a pilot basin-wide water resources management project.

The focus is on strengthening the Water Resources Board and sadc telephone community-based watershed sadc telephone. Project progress has been slow and efforts are being made to resolve the bottlenecks. Assistance has been sadc telephone to the preparation of the water resources management component of the IDA-assisted National Water Development I Project in Mozambique, which focuses on identifying options for developing and managing key international rivers where Mozambique is a downstream riparian and on related capacity building needs.

The Review is a vehicle to begin defining a powerful framework of water resource management policies, strategies, sadc telephone, institutional structures, sadc telephone, and investments, as well as a means of strengthening a cadre of water resources managers. This work is critical in Namibia, an extremely dry country whose only perennial water courses are shared international rivers.

The themes of the Review include: social, sadc telephone, economic and financial issues; institutional and participation issues; legal and regulatory issues, water reuse and conservation; strategic water resources assessments; shared river basins; and human resources development, sadc telephone.

The Review is expected to sadc telephone concrete policy recommendations for institutional reforms and improved water resources management, sadc telephone, as well as serving as an information gathering and capacity building exercise. The Review is scheduled for completion in Decemberat which time a national water resources development project may be considered. Support has been given to national teams in Tanzania in the preparation of the Water Resources Rapid Assessment and the Water Sector Study, which is to provide a comprehensive analytical framework as the basis for sound water resources management and for investments in the sector.

Tanzania is also playing a key role in the Nile Basin Initiative. The overall objective of the WRAP is to strengthen national policies and develop strategies for water resources management, building upon recent initiatives, such as the National Water Resources Master Plan and the water supply sector reform program.

In addition, a pilot project in the Kafue river basin is planned. The Government has recently asked that preparation be resumed, with a proposed relatively small project supporting the financing of catchment-level water resources management and development plans and related investments, sadc telephone. On a regional level, although all country programs deal explicitly with international waters within the national context, there are a number of specific transboundary basin initiatives that are underway sadc telephone planned.

In addition, work is planned on water resources economics in Southern Africa, together with a group of academic institutions in the sub-region, and on watershed management, sadc telephone, together with the IUCN regional office in Zimbabwe, sadc telephone.

 

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