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Innovation Platforms Address Water Security in Burkina Faso & Ghana

Innovation Platforms Address Water Security in Burkina Faso & Ghana

“Improve rainwater and small reservoir management to contribute to poverty reduction, and improved livelihoods resilience and people’s well-being in the dry lands of Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana while taking account of implications for downstream water users, including ecosystem services.”

The six West African countries in the Volta Basin — Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d´Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Benin — are among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable in terms of access to adequate water resources. The problem is exacerbated by two additional stressors: a growing industrial sector with increasing demands to share water resources for hydropower generation and surface and ground water shortages resulting from longer dry seasons.

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By kickpolio

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