Dutch Water Authorities is active in the Awash River basin in Ethiopia, helping Ethiopian counterparts to protect their water resources. They are monitoring the water quality of the river and setting up information systems and training centres.
Dutch Water Authorities is also providing support in the area of governance. It has drawn up a Water Governance Programme for the Awash basin and is linking the programme to the activities of the Awash Basin Authority, increasing the authority’s control of the situation in the region. Here lie the greatest benefits for Ethiopia.
By establishing administrative order in the complex reality of decentralised water supply and management, the Ethiopian government can count on more support for its national policy goals in the water sector. This can give the country’s economic progress a strong boost.
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Julius Keijzer, Vectrus Internet
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