Knowing water better: towards fairer and more sustainable access to natural resources - KnoWat

Providing access to land and water resources is fundamental to ensure local and national food security, especially in conditions of water scarcity, climate change and increased competition. Water is a vital resource for people’s livelihoods. It is important to manage it efficiently and equitably. Water accounting and water tenure assessment provide a comprehensive understanding of the availability and access to water resources needed to manage water sustainably. Read more.

On the ground

In Rwanda, the project is working with the local government of the Rulindo district and communities to address water allocation and productive water uses in the Yanze basin which provides part of the water supply of Rwanda’s capital Kigali. Read more.


Senegal has a considerable potential of water resources. Equitable access is a challenge, particularly in the Senegal river delta which is home to many farmers and critical for the country's food security. Read more.


Sri Lanka is one of the best examples for ancient sustainable river basin management in the world. In the Malwathu basin, ancient irrigation tanks are complemented by modern multi-purpose reservoirs, requiring careful water allocation planning. Read more

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