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Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development.

Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2011
  • This report presents a package of practical interventions to assist the ongoing metamorphosis of Rwanda. It calls for mobilizing and focusing investments in key areas, including ecosystem rehabilitation, renewable energy, conservation agriculture and innovative water and sanitation technologies. Chapter 9 specifically deals with the issue of water resources. This chapter provides a general overview of freshwater resources in Rwanda, an overview of water consumption and an analysis of the water governance situation, and identifies some key issues and challenges for the country which include projected massive increases in water demand; drinking water scarcity; suspended sediment pollution; emerging threats to freshwater supplies; and strengthening water governance.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Rwanda
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Industry, Investments, Land degradation, Peacebuilding, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water governance
  • Main target audience: Community project officers, Decision makers, Development agencies, Financial community, Governments, Local officials, Media, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Recommendations, Research study
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Published in 2015