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Water resource management

Climate change adaptation

Drinking water treatment

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Improving access to clean drinking water in Burkina Faso

24. October 2022
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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Challenge

Burkina Faso is among the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change due to limited natural resources and a highly variable climate. Increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns, dust storms and temperature spikes adversely affect agricultural production and lead to more frequent food insecurity situations. 

 Many conflicts in Burkina Faso are related to access to and management of natural resources such as land and water that form the foundation of the livelihood of most Burkinabe. 

 

Solution

Contribute to improving access to public drinking water services in Burkina Faso in a sustainable and equitable manner. Increase the population’s resilience to climate change and minimise conflicts arising from inadequate access to drinking water. In addition, the project will contribute to strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation at national, regional and local levels to carry out regulatory tasks related to water management. 

Result

The support will contribute to significantly increase access to clean water and sanitation and to improve water resources management to strengthen resilience and improve the livelihood of the population. We will give priority to further refine mechanisms related to solving water related conflicts and to develop water related climate change adaptation measures.