Water Policy |
VicInAqua is a medium-scale focused research project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689427.
11 partners from 7 European and African countries aims at developing an integrated approach for water management by providing an integral, sustainable, innovative, cost effective and robust solution for water sanitation combined with the demand for clean water in aquaculture and irrigation in the Lake Victoria basin.
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Water policy round tables

Improved Regulatory and Economic Instruments for Water Management

VicInAqua partners organised round tables in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with aquaculture research organisations, (waste) water/sanitation research organisations, local and regional government representatives responsible for fisheries and aquaculture aspects, local and regional government representatives responsible for sanitation and (waste) water management and international organisations (such as EAC, EU, UNO bodies or GIZ).

With the aim of enhancing the regulatory framework of water supply and management and available economic support instruments with key stakeholders and decision makers of all three countries, the participants discussed ways for sustainable water supply and management.

The outcomes of the round tables will be gathered and analysed by the VicInAqua team, before being discussed and published as a potential joint agenda for the three Lake Victoria Basin countries.

 

Past round tables

Musoma, Tanzania (7 December 2018)

Partner STIPRO (Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organisation, Tanzania) organised our Tanzanian and last Round Table on technologies for wastewater treatment helping to improve environmental impact in Tanzania. The team discussed VicInAqua solutions with local public and private stakeholders. The Round Table took place in Musoma (Mara region) at the Afrilux hotel and was followed by the study visit of a wastewater treatment plant of MUWASA (Musoma Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority). More information about our Study Visits here.

Entebbe, Uganda (20 November 2018)

Partner NARO (National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda) organised the Ugandan Round table on Water Management & Policy in the frame of several VicInAqua community events in Uganda: a technical training on MBR, a Round table on Gender & Aquaculture, an Information Session titled "The environmental impact of improved sanitation, aquaculture and fisheries" as well as two Study Visits (MBR site in a fish processing plant in Ntinda, Kampala and a RAS site for live fish marketing in Naguru, Kampala). Read more here.

Kisumu, Kenya (21 September 2018)

Partner DALF (Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fischeries of Kisumu County, Kenya) organised our Kenyan and first Round Table on water policy in the frame of its annual Stakeholders Meeting. The participants included policy makers in the field of fisheries, waste water, public health, environment and energy, as well as representatives from the chamber of commerce and industry associations. Read more here.