Catchment based integrated water resources management for climate change adaptation in Uganda
The overall objective of the project is to support catchment based planning, management and development of water resources to enhance the adaptive capacity to Climate Change of the population in the Mpanga, Rwizi and Aswa Catchments. The project purpose is to support integrated catchment-based water resources planning and implementation of catchment based water resources management plans. As a result of the project the beneficiaries will be able to adapt to the impacts of climate change while at the same time improving their livelihoods through the various small scale projects that will be implemented.
The key activities to be carried out include: (i) developing long term strategies and action plans for enhancing the adaptive capacity of communities to Climate Change, (ii) based on the action plans, implementing small scale pilot and demonstration projects for climate change adaptation and improving people’s livelihoods, and (iii) establishing a platform for sharing information and raising awareness on available adaptation mechanisms to Climate Change in the project areas.
The target group and beneficiaries of the project are people living in Mpanga, Rwizi and Aswa Catchments who suffer the consequences of climate change and therefore need to develop adaptation mechanisms to these impacts. The local project partners are the District Local Governments, non-governmental organisations and the private sector in the project catchments. The project will be implemented in these three catchments where water resources are impacted by climate change and environmental degradation thus putting the lives and livelihoods of the people at risk. People there are very poor and are unable to meet their socio-economic needs and thus need support to be able to adapt to the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation while improving their livelihoods.