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Programme Eau potable et assainissement dans de petites et moyennes villes (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso

Titre : Programme Eau potable et assainissement dans de petites et moyennes villes (Burkina Faso)

Trinkwasser- und Sanitärprogramm in kleineren und mittleren Städten

Drinking Water and Sanitation Program in Small and Middle Towns in Burkina Faso

Pays : Burkina Faso

Numéro du projet : 2011.2049.2

Durée : 2013-2015

Commissioned by : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Agence d’exécution : Ministère de l’Eau, des Aménagements hydrauliques et de l’Assainissement

As part of the decentralisation process in Burkina Faso, responsibility for the planning, construction and operation of water supply and sanitation systems is increasingly being transferred to municipal level. Many municipalities, however, are scarcely in a position to take on this new responsibility Municipal and regional bodies have no experience with water management, and at national level there is a lack of coherent concepts for resolving the problem. Parallel to this, the extension and operation of water supply and sanitation systems is failing to keep pace with the constantly rising demand for safe drinking water and the calls for hygienic sanitation. In the rapidly growing outskirts of small- and medium-sized towns the services available to the inhabitants are entirely inadequate. The poor sections of the population suffer disproportionately.

The water supply and sanitation systems are enhanced in selected small- and medium-sized towns of Burkina Faso

The programme develops sectoral and organisational capacities at municipal and regional level. This underpins the decentralisation process in the country, which is considered one of the most crucial steps to reducing poverty. The water supply and sanitation systems available to the poor sections of the population will then be secured in the medium term through the decentralised structures. The planning directives and the water management capacities developed with the help of the programme will be useful for future investment planning and will enhance its benefits and sustainability.

The programme comprises three components :
1. Introduction of integrated water resources management
2. Improvement of the water supply and sanitation systems
3 . Development of water sector strategies.

The supply of hygienic, safe drinking water will be improved in the municipalities supported by the programme. In the outskirts of towns it is primarily the poor sections of the population who will benefit. They will be able to meet their basic needs using the new supply facilities at acceptable costs. Better hygiene standards and private and public basic sanitation facilities will lead to improvements in health. Thanks to more water taps and by raising the awareness of the population with respect to healthy water consumption practices, more poor people in the towns will be given access to affordable drinking water.

Improved water management planning in settlements will reduce the human resources, materials and inputs required and will make basic supplies more affordable as a result. Advisory services and training provided through the programme will also strengthen the position of women. Women’s groups will be involved in the overall planning of water management in settlements.

The programme is helping to eradicate pollution resulting from the lack of sewage treatment facilities or the inadequate or incorrect treatment of sewage. This will improve the hygiene of water supplies for downstream users. Preventive measures to protect water resources are being integrated into municipal and governmental strategic planning. Sanitation and environmental education for the population also help protect the environment and natural resources.

Financement : 5 500 000 Euro

Présentation : GIZ

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