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Towards Integrated Water Resources Management in municipalities : a case study of SNV Benin

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Abstract: Early 2004 SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Partenariat National de l’Eau (PNE - National Water Partnership) established a partnership in Benin. The objective of this collaboration is twofold: (1) to assist the PNE with the integration of gender aspects; and (2) to strengthen capacities of locally elected leaders to mainstream an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach. IWRM is defined as an approach that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources. It should substantially reduce or avoid problems with water and sanitation. One year after the start of the partnership between SNV and PNE, we can report the following preliminary results in terms of organizational development, capacity development, collaboration between stakeholders at municipal level: a) increased awareness and capacity at municipal level to adopt and formulate actions for integrated water resources management; b) increased integration of IWRM in Development Plans; and, c) increased awareness of elected councillors regarding the need and importance of intermunicipal collaboration.
Authors: Hoogervorst, J.
Country: Benin
Category: Practice
Keywords: water , natural resources , management , decentralization , partnership
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Place: [The Hague etc.]
Publisher: SNV [etc.]
Year: 2006
Region: Africa South of Sahara , West Africa
Right: © 2006 SNV and PNE
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Towards Integrated Water Resources Management in municipalities : a case study of SNV Benin