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Pilot city project to guide achievement of universal water supply and sanitation access in Zimbabwe

The implementation of an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Masterplan will help Marondera city of Zimbabwe reach universal access to drinking water and sanitation by 2025. The design of Marondera’s IUWM masterplan is supported by a EUR 2 million grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) with a view to ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation services for the region’s population.

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Study to upscale smallholder irrigation in Zambia

A new set of studies, financed by a grant of EUR 1.4 million from the African Water Facility (AWF) will help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia, through the Upscaling of Smallholder Irrigation Project. This will lead to improved livelihood conditions and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

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Improving Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants €1,8 million to Mozambique to finance a development plan and feasibility studies for urban sanitation, drainage and solid waste management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The 310,000 inhabitants of the two municipalities are facing serious sanitation and urban flood issues.

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Preparation of the national rural water supply and sanitation programme

December 2006 - The Government of Mozambique received a €486,000 grant for a project aimed at delivering a study that reviews the current implementation of rural water supply and sanitation services and recommends improvements through a comprehensive program to meet national and MDG targets. The study will prepare a national RWSS program for immediate implementation throughout the country. The study will also contribute towards the institutional strengthening and capacity building efforts to ensure sustainable development of the water supply and sanitation sector.

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Development of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan for Namibia

December 2006 -The Government of Namibia received a €498,000 grant to support the formulation of the national IWRM plan for the sustainable management of water resources. The project aims at enabling Namibia to achieve the sustainable management of water resource for the purpose of economic development, improved social well-being and protection of the environment.

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Integrated Urban Water Management Master Plan for City of Windhoek in Namibia

Background: The City of Windhoek (CoW) is faced with steady demographie growth, and growing informai settlements. The Municipality, which encompasses 326,000 inhabitants, is located in a semi­ arid area  with annual  rainfall averaging  370mm only and scarce surface  water and  groundwater resources. Windhoek's main water resource is transferred over several hundreds of kilometres from the Northern part of Namibia. Climate change is anticipated to result in higher temperatures, increased evaporation, and rainfall intensity across Namibia.

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Rural water supply and sanitation investment plan

May 2007 - The Government of Lesotho received a €400,000 grant to devise a strategic investment plan in rural water and sanitation as a way to boost the flow of investment in sub-sector. The plan is expected to be founded on a reliable database of needs, resources and systems for estimating unit and total costs of comprehensively defined components and aimed at meeting the water supply and sanitation targets set by the Millennium Development Goals and the National Vision 2020.

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Preparation of improved water control and management systems for Pandamatenga area

June 2007 - The Government of Botswana received a €1.2 million grant to support a project aimed at improving water control systems on an area of 27,574 hectares to improve water logged conditions arising from the characteristics of the predominant black cotton soil of the area. This will lead to increased cereal production as a result of improved water control infrastructure and agricultural water management.

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