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2014

Decentralized Supply and Water Use Management in the Sana`a Basin to Sustain Water Resources and Rural Livelihoods (Yemen)

Yemen

Regional Collaboration Platform

Titre : Decentralized Supply and Water Use Management in the Sana`a Basin to Sustain Water Resources and Rural Livelihoods (Yemen)

Pays /Région : Yemen

Code projet : GCP/YEM/036/NET

Durée : Starting Date : 7/2014 Ending Date : 7/2017

Contexte
Yemen has a long heritage of managing scarce water resources for domestic and agricultural use, including management of terraces, dams, canals and shallow wells, as well as mechanisms for dispute resolution, coordination and leadership and water rights (Bruns and Taher, 2009). However, this system changed when in the 1980s pumps and tube wells enabled farmers to drill into deep aquifers and accelerate their water use and related income levels drastically. At the same time, the city of Sana’a was rapidly growing along with the required increasing volumes of water to satisfy domestic needs. This resulted in an overall decline of groundwater levels : in the Sana’a basin, groundwater levels are now dropping to 6 metres (m) per year and groundwater resources depletion is presently about 200 Mm³ per year ; at a certain moment there will be no more groundwater at all

Présentation
This Project aims at reducing groundwater abstraction in the Sana’a basin towards more sustainable levels, in a way that does not negatively affect rural and urban livelihoods

Objectif (s)
Build awareness of farmers, organized in WUAs, of the consequences of the present groundwater depletion rates, which may worsen under the influence of climate change, and prepare them to take action towards sustainable groundwater management.
Implementation of water-efficient and climate-smart crop production systems.
Build an enabling environment (socio-economic) that will promote the changes towards sustainable groundwater management and increase farmer’s livelihood.

Partenaires : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Government of the Netherlands Government of the Republic of Yemen International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - See more at : http://waterscarcityneareast.net/Pa...

Financement : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Budget :

Présentation : Regional Collaboration Platform

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