Access to water and sanitation constitute both a need and a basic right for people all over the world. It affects public health, gender equality, the environment and economic processes.
What we do
Access to drinking water and sanitation
Through a partnership with users groups and public operators, we contribute to the construction of infrastructure in view of improving peoples’ access to drinking water. We increase production capacities, develop water distribution networks and improve water quality. As a consequence, water chores, which are usually carried out by women and young girls, become less time consuming.
We help people to improve the local environment, mostly through awareness-raising activities and the installation of equipment (drainage of runoff, evacuation and treatment of waste water, latrines, etc.).
Water & agriculture
We also intervene in the area of water for production aiming to enhance agricultural productivity, to foster the diversification of production and year-round cultivation. To do so, we build infrastructures to store and supply water to the crops and to protect farm land from the risks of flooding (dams, embankments, irrigation networks, wells, etc.). We also assist users with putting in place management systems for these installations.
We provide advice to our partners and strengthen the actors involved in water management – from user-consumers up to the state departments and including water professionals. Governance of the sector, and the planning and the management of infrastructure constitute essential axes of our assistance in view of ensuring sustainable service-delivery and the right to water.
Integrated Water Resources Management
Integrated Water Resources Management is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital eco-systems (Global Water Partnership, 2000).
To enhance the sustainability of water resources we support the various actors and users to work together through the installation of Integrated Water Resources Management programmes.
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News & Events
06 September 2023
Enabel advises Mozambique for African Climate Summit
As part of the 2023 African Climate Summit, the Mozambican government, Enabel and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change organise a roundtable on energy transition in Mozambique.
04 September 2023
Koen Vanmechelen builds Cosmogolem in Rwanda
Created by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, the Cosmogolem is a 4-meter-tall wooden giant. How did it end up in Rwanda? Answers with Koen.
11 August 2023
Interview with Jesse: what is a budget analyst looking for in the healthcare sector?
Read the story of Jesse Waterschoot, former Junior Expert in budget analysis for Enabel in Mozambique.
03 August 2023
The modernisation of Guinea’s civil registry inspired by Belgium’s experience
In Guinea, we support the authorities to modernise the civil registry via a pilot project inspired by Belgium’s experience.
27 July 2023
Enabel and OECD Team Up To Boost Innovation
Enabel collaborated with the OECD to analyse and improve innovation activities in Benin, Morocco, and Palestine.
11 July 2023
A manifesto for Community driven processes for climate responsive design
Community-driven design fosters functional & sustainable climate-responsive solutions. This manifesto presents case studies.