Impact story

Communities Improve Water Management in Burkina Faso

Photo (cropped) credit: Jean-Louis Fusillier/Cirad/Water Alterntives/Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Explores how setting up 'Innovation Platforms' in Burkina Faso around two small water reservoirs meant that diverse members of rural communities, agricultural agents, and NGOs could reconcile differences and manage their most precious resource in harmony.


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Effective community-based management of common pool resources (CPR) in contexts facing environmental degradation and social conflict is urgently required to sustainably move people worldwide towards a decent level of human well-being, as sought in the Sustainable Development Goals. In the seasonally dry tropics, water stored in reservoirs.