Key Lessons Learned from SWP Pilot Activities in the Mara River and Stung Chinit Basins

SWP publishes Water Security Improvement Case Studies and an updated Water Security Improvement Toolkit 2: Define the Water Security Improvement Space and Assess Water Risks

SWP is pleased to present five new case studies that document lessons learned from its pilot activities in the Mara River Basin in Kenya and Tanzania and the Stung Chinit Basin in Cambodia. Each case study highlights how SWP applied its Water Security Improvement (WSI) Process to address key water security challenges in the basins and lessons learned from these experiences. The five case studies are:

SWP has also updated Toolkit 2: Define the Water Security Improvement Space and Assess Water Risks, from its Water Security Improvement toolkit series, with lessons learned and best practices from its pilot implementation of the WSI process in the Mara River Basin and the Stung Chinit Basin. The updated toolkit features an elaborated discussion of the steps, recommendations, and guidelines for how to complete a water security assessment and a synthesis of three key technical content areas. The first is a profile of the target geography, describing the short- and long-term trends in demographics and stakeholder groups, natural disasters, land uses, climate change, and water infrastructure, among others. The second is an evidence-based understanding of water quality, water availability and water balance in the target geography. And the third is a water governance assessment, detailing information about the local governance institutions, and processes as well as policy frameworks.