Support for long-term water security and water resources protection for transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Water resources underpin every part of peoples’ livelihoods. Both water quality and quantity continue to deteriorate under drivers of change such as mining, waste-water treatment works, industry, urbanisation, the spread of alien invasive plants and agriculture. Secondly, climate change is likely to profoundly affect water resources as the predicted increasing temperatures affect water storage (including in the soil) through evapotranspiration and an increase in extreme events (floods and droughts).

Some of AWARD’s activity areas

Support for Governance and Management of water resources

  • AWARD works with partners to keep the Olifants flowing
  • Three Integrated Water Resources Management training modules for DWS staff working in the Olifants
  • Water Clinics for civil society

Municipal support

  • Water Conservation and Demand Management
  • Wastewater Treatment Works

Partnerships and Tools for rapid responses

  • Flow Tracker, Desktop Dashboard, Real-time data loggers

Training and mentorships

  • INWARDS Courses
  • Water Clinics

Stakeholder Forums and Networking

  • Catchment Management Forums
  • OLLI

Custodianship through Networks

  • Networks for collaboration and action
  • Biomonitoring