The main objective of the project is to provide an operational network and mechanism to plan for and monitor all developments in the watershed that may affect the ecology and availability and quality of water and other natural resources. The main expected outcome will be great government and community awareness and governance, reduction in the negative water quality impacts, temporal and spatial availability of water for all users, and mitigation of flood associated adverse affects. It is anticipated that this will ensure the Sarakata Basin is managed sustainably from “Ridge to Reef” to meet the needs of the rural and urban populations it serves and providing and exemplary model nationally and regionally.
Top 3 Project Results
1. Establishment of the Sarakata Basin Integrated Flood Management Plan - Initial activities
toward the Flood Management Plan saw the establishment of the Sarakata Basin Flood Hazard Map.
The Flood Hazard Map will be the initial tool for the Development of the Sarakata Basin Flood
2. Increase in Community Engagement with National Government on Water Issues
A key outcome of the community engagement is the increase of women and youths participating in
the on ground activities of the project.
3. National Staff across institutions with IWRM knowledge and experience
Capacity building and sharing of knowledge and skills with national staff is a vital part for the
sustainability of the IWRM Project.