Development objective: to optimize the long term performance of water sector investments by governments and external donors in several Sub-Saharan countries.
Specific objectives of the project are to:
- Assess recharge, mixing, storage, and vulnerability to pollution of local water resources using isotopic techniques in pilot areas;
- Develop frameworks, including management plans, for equitable and sustainable use of groundwater resources, based on the pilot study findings;
- Implement management plans through co-ordination of investment in the water development sector by national governments, UN agencies, the World Bank, and other project partners; and
- Establish regional co-operation in water resource assessment and management fostered through TCDC, using shared resources now applied to national problems for developing the capacity to address water issues affecting the region as a whole.