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.


Focus projects: 

Principal Investigator: Marlene Elias. Lead Organisation: Bioversity International

Co-investigators: Idrissa Ouedraogo; Mansour Boundaogo; Sarah Jones; Traore Aurokiatou Tiegoue; Mark Mulligan; Natalia Estrada Carmona; Fabrice DeClerck