Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Burundi, Rwanda Collaborate to Increase Climate Resilience and Water Security

Burundi, Rwanda Collaborate to Increase Climate Resilience and Water Security

Associated Organization: Global Water Forum

The Governments of Burundi and Rwanda are collaborating on integrated water resources management (IWRM) as part of the Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP), a Global Water Partnership (GWP) project. WACDEP aims to increase climate resilience and water security in the Kagera water basin catchment, which is part of the Rwanda-Burundi Cyohoha transboundary catchment area.

WACDEP held a series of workshops to raise citizen awareness on: how the catchment area provides protection from natural hazards, including droughts and floods; and how human practices can damage lake resources and deplete fisheries. The workshops, which were held between August and December 2012, also aimed to change local perceptions of Lake Cyohoha as a state-owned resource by promoting local ownership and access to information. Read more http://bit.ly/XeKa4j

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Climate Science, Poverty and vulnerability, Water

Regions: Central Africa

Countries: Burundi, Rwanda

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