Water Security Toolkit

Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Water, Partnerships

Improving water security and management of water resources in Sahelian WASH programmes: a toolkit

Pressures on water resources vary over time, yet ongoing community or local authority-led monitoring of rainfall, groundwater levels and demand is almost always missing from WASH programmes. This makes water-related threats difficult to manage because early signs of trouble are not measured.

Communities can play an active role in monitoring their own water resources and managing threats to their water security, together with support from local and national governments.

This toolkit is based on field experiences emerging from integrated WASH-water resource management programmes implemented over the past six years in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.