World Water Week 2022 .
Event | August 23, 2022
Chemonics staff and other international experts will convene online and in Sweden from August 23-September 1, 2022 to discuss global water issues.
During this session our panel of experts presented an overview of prevailing groundwater development and management challenges in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and discussed interventions for groundwater governance through improvement of policy, legal and institutional frameworks, effective groundwater knowledge management, and mainstreaming groundwater governance into River Basin Organizations.
The USAID Resilient Waters Program implemented by Chemonics used the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) to conduct a gap analysis and design project activities aligned with government WASH needs. Our experts shared the results, including a National Sanitation Roadmap for Botswana, a municipal fecal sludge management (FSM) case study in Mozambique, and an FSM Strategy for South Africa.
SERVIR is a joint USAID and NASA initiative that uses satellite data to address the impacts of climate on water, ecosystems, and food security in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In this panel, former Chief of Party of the SERVIR Support Activity implemented by Chemonics discussed a toolkit developed by the project to guide the design of inclusive service delivery solutions and integrate gender responsive considerations.
In 2019, the USAID Resilient Waters Program worked together with the South Africa Department of Water and Sanitation to analyze data in their 2018/2019 GLAAS report. During this panel, our experts shared the results of this analysis, which included a legislative gap in the non-sewered sanitation sector and informed development of a National FSM Strategy responsive to these identified gaps.