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Integrated transboundary water resources management of lakes Rweru, Cyhoha, and Akanyaru

December 2009 - the Nile Basin Initiative/NELSAP received a € 770,000 grant to reduce poverty and reverse environmental degradation in the Bugesera region, principally in the area surrounding the lakes Cyohoha and Rweru and the Akanyaru marshlands, through the development of Integrated Management and Development Plans for the Rweru and Cyohoha lakes and the Akanyaru marsh.

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Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

(In French only) La Communauté économique des pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL), regroupant la République du Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo et la République du Rwanda a été créée en 1976.


Piloting rainwater harvesting techniques in Bugesera

December 2006 -The Government of Rwanda received a € 450,000 grant to support a project intended to introduce rainwater harvesting techniques for agriculture and livestock use, as well as to supply drinking water for human consumption in rural districts of Rwanda. This pilot scheme will also make it possible to popularize and scale up the techniques for rainwater harvesting throughout areas in the country which frequently suffer from the effects of drought.

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Strengthening the information and knowledge capacity of CICOS for the water resources management of the Congo Basin

May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) received a € 455,000 grant to reinforce its capacity to collect and manage hydrologic data and information as well as well to enhance Congo Basin water resources knowledge.