Water & sanitation
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.
The Gaza Province in Mozambique is a dry region with few water sources. Enabel introduces new approaches that provide rural areas with better access to drinking water.
Water development in rural areas in Mozambique
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, most households struggle to access a correct source of drinking water. But how do you solve this when there is no electricity either? Enabel tackles the problem together with local partners.
Solar panels for drinking water
News & Events
01 June 2023
Brussels Urban Summit 2023
Enabel and its partners VVSG, Brulocalis and Echo Communication are pleased to invite you to the workshop ‘Engaging citizens within cities in transition’.
15 May 2023
Co-creating innovative skills development solutions
With increasing EU investments in Africa, national economies can create more jobs and alleviate poverty at the local level. Enabel collaborates with the British Council, Expertise France, GIZ, and LuxDev to implement VET Toolbox.
08 May 2023
Thirsting for a global solution to water management
Enabel, VITO and the DGD organised a conference showcasing the catalytic role of water as a risk but also as a solution in regard to climate change.
08 May 2023
Innovation and digitisation, drivers to reform the Administration
In Morocco, Enabel assists civil servants in the public administration in strengthening their digital skills.
31 May 2023
Pigs do fly as boar semen takes to the skies in Rwanda
An Enabel-supported project in Rwanda that uses drones to deliver pig semen to vets throughout the country brings new meaning to the saying, Pigs might fly.
24 April 2023
#EnablingChange: 2022 – 2023 Activity report
The 2022-2023 Activity Report brings a closer look at some of the topics, events, achievements and ideas that received special attention in 2022. We look back on an exciting year, which already contains the seeds of a future that is at least as interesting.