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Mott MacDonald's IWRM Programme in Rwanda

An international consortium led by Dutch-based consultancy firm Euroconsult Mott MacDonald has been appointed on an Integrated Water Resource Management programme by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kigali, Rwanda

The programme will enhance the capacities of the Rwandan government and relevant stakeholders in managing the country’s water resources sustainably.

Other partners in the consortium are Belgian consultancy firm SHER and Dutch development organisation SNV.

Economic growth and improved livelihood
The objective of the programme is to effectively manage water resources that contribute to sustainable socio-economic development and helps improve livelihood.

The programme will consist of three main components:
● an introduction and application of IWRM in selected demonstration catchments, 
● a review and development of the institutional framework at national, district and catchment levels
● capacity strengthening.

An investment fund will also be set up, which will be managed by the Rwandan government, to channel funds for infrastructure works identified through the programme.

Technical assistance

The consortium will work collaboratively to develop a better understanding of the current situation in Rwanda and assist the government in implementing improved water 
management practices.

It will also provide technical assistance throughout the programme and design a monitoring and evaluation plan to assess its overall success.

Suffered from flooding

Caroline la Chapelle, Euroconsult Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: "The government of Rwanda has invested significantly in its water resources, however the country has also suffered various floods which have resulted in an overall loss of water. They are looking to combine different processes to make sure they manage their water resources as efficiently as possible and the IWRM programme is part of this effort."

Source: Dutch Water Sector

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