V3 research project of the Volta Basin Development Challenges of the CPWF: Integrated management of small reservoirs for multiple uses.

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The Challenge Program on Water and Food has recently initiated a series of research projects under the umbrella of the Volta Basin Development Challenge that aim at “improving rainwater and small reservoir management to contribute to poverty reduction and improved livelihoods resilience while taking account of downstream and upstream water users including ecosystem services”. In this context, participatory approaches are conducted with local stakeholders in charge of small reservoir management, to characterize and to evaluate the current management rules, and to identify and to discuss with them potential alternatives. This task is central for the CPWF-V3 project focused on “Integrated Management of Small Reservoirs for Multiple Uses” that develops its activities along the Volta basin in Burkina Faso and Ghana.
During the Forum Session, the solution presented will aim at highlighting the many challenges daily encountered by the local stakeholders, expressed through the point of view of a core actor: the Mayor of a rural commune, Madam Asseta Ilboudo, Mayor of Loumbila (Burkina Faso), directly committed to drive and sustain the governance processes around small reservoirs.