SEA & IWRM in Burkina Faso

6 March 2023

Together with the Blue Deal, the NCEA organised a 4-day training in Burkina Faso about Integrated Water Resources Management and SEA. Burkinabe water boards are currently developing a manual for river basin plans. SEA is not only a legal requirement for such plans but also adds value, for example by emphasising the need for:

  • public participation
  • comparing alternatives, and
  • taking other sectors into account.

The Blue Deal is a joint programme of the Dutch Water Authorities and Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Infrastructure & Water Management, seeking to help solve global water issues. In total there are 17 partnerships in 15 countries. The NCEA is currently exploring possibilities for collaboration in 10 countries.