Water enables livelihoods. Without water there is no farming or life. An increasing water crisis has magnified vulnerabilities in Africa, disrupting economies, creating conflicts, inducing distress migration into densely populated urban areas and increasing extreme poverty levels.
Understanding and increasing the critical role of local communities in groundwater recharge and management in alleviating these challenges is more urgent than ever.
Stimulating water literacy and mutual learning among local communities, the Water School Africa, in cooperation with local NGOs, is enabling an African inter-community network for sharing successful water harvesting practices and implementing them on the ground. This session will bring together some of those community leaders and discuss the positive impact of their successful water holding practices, locally and globally.