Technical support for the implementation of the Integrated Water Resources Management policy in Senegal - Phase 1
IWRM allows the various interests to be taken into consideration, without this, the protection of water resources in terms of quality and quantity and the preservation of biodiversity linked to aquatic environments would be impossible in the medium term. In a context of strong developments in integrated water resources management in Senegal, with the water code reform and the development of a new public policy on the subject, the services of the Ministry of Hydraulics through its competent directorate (the DGPRE) can play a central role in promoting the emergence of ad hoc governance bringing together potentially conflicting local interests towards a common goal within the planning units. This requires actions that are in line with all three aspects of the PAGIRE (IWRM Plan), and are the specific objectives of the project:
- The improvement of knowledge and management resources, including planning at different relevant scales in the country, based on international and sub-regional (West Africa) benchmarking;
- The creation of an enabling environment for IWRM through appropriate governance, including consultation/participation;
- The improvement of communication, information, education and awareness raising on water and biodiversity of aquatic environments, in particular by improving the functioning of water information systems and knowledge sharing.
Activity 1: Consultation/participation mechanisms and management structures
Activity 2: Pilot experience in the Somone sub-PMU.
Methodological support to planning
Activity 1: Planning instruments for IWRM
Activity 2: Pilot implementation: Support to the DGPRE
Component 3: Information systems and knowledge
Activity 1: Inventory/diagnosis in terms of information systems
Activity 2: Proposal of responses adapted to the context
Component 4: Incubation of projects for adaptation to climate change