Pathways to Impact: Dam operating rules and community tools to ensure water for all in the Save Basin
The Pathways to Impact series highlights CRIDF’s long-term initiatives that have been proven to have a tangible impact on people’s lives.
The Save Basin is a catchment area of tributaries to the Runde River and the Save River, which raise complex issues for water managers as they traverse the border between Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Water authorities in both countries have to make difficult decisions about when to open dams. CRIDF first worked in the Save Basin at the conclusion of the Shared Water Courses Support Project. This project supported Mozambique and Zimbabwe in developing a joint, integrated water resource management strategy for the Save Basin. The two countries then asked CRIDF to support the implementation of a number of components of this strategy. An integral part of this work was the identification of a programme of community-based water management projects. This brief outlines the successes and lessons learned by CRIDF during this evolving project.
Full title: Pathways to Impact: Dam operating rules and community tools to ensure water for all in the Save Basin
Document type: Case study
Date produced: 2019
Produced by: CRIDF
CRIDF phase: CRIDF Phase 2
Length: 4 pages
File size: 535 KB
File type: PDF