• “Water is central to all of our planning: we need it for agriculture, energy, health.  Our common denominator is water,” said Engineer Mbogo Futakamba, Chairman of the National Multi-Sector Water Resources Forum in an interview. “We need partnerships: We want each stakeholder to start planning from the water resources point of view. At the end of the day, we will all have water if we are planning from the perspective of sharing the availability of the resource.”
  • “Networking, getting to know different stakeholders in the water sector, and seeing how communities and ordinary citizens are involved in decision making is what I will take back with me,” said Luciana Mkandara, Capacity and Impact Manager, Water Witness International based in Tanzania. “Learning how communities organise themselves can be very useful for other projects as well.”
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    IWaSP is an international water security programme which combines global best practices in water stewardship with local know-how. The innovative six-year programme (2013-2018) facilitates partnerships between the public sector, the private sector and civil society.
  • Mlalakua river- Tanzania
    IWaSP partnerships in Tanzania focus on water resources management and river restoration, and aim to benefit more than 1 million people through improved water availability and quality by 2018.
  • Contruction of a water kiosk - Zambia
    In Zambia, the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) aims to improve water security for 184,000 people, with a focus on partnerships with the beverage, agricultural and hydropower sectors.
  • International Water Stewardship Programme Uganda
    IWaSP aims to improve water resource management, including the provision of drinking water and sanitation, and to promote sustainable water usage in Uganda.
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    IWaSP aims to improve water security for more than 60,000 people by 2018 by reducing water risks for the private sector and civil society, while strengthening public institutions. IWaSP is currently working on a number of activities.
  • Billiard Ngao- Kenya
    In Kenya, IWaSP aims to reach more than 250,000 people by improving water security and strengthening civil society organisations.
  • SA Emfuleni
    Between January 2014 and December 2015 IWaSP partnerships benefitted over 300,000 people indirectly and 10,000 directly. In 2015 over EUR250,000 was leveraged from the private sector and over EUR500,000 from the public sector to support partnerships.


Annual Progress Report 2016: Executive Summary
In 2016, IWaSP commenced eight new partnerships, reaching 21 partnerships worldwide: IWaSP partnerships now represent key industries including beverage, agriculture, mining, retail and insurance. In these 21 partnerships, IWaSP cooperates with more than 80 partners from private and public sector, NGOs and community representatives and associations.

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  • Mlalakua River in Tanzania is cleared
  • River Rwizi Wetlands -Mbarara- Uganda

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Conference - Water Stewardship for Sustainable Hydropower, 5-8 June 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Though less than one-third of Africa’s hydropower potential has been realised, today’s growing need for power is challenged by water scarcity, and must be managed sustainably.