"Integrated Watershed Management for Urban Water Security"

Project Type

Training and Sensitisation of East African water experts (Alumni from German Academic Exchange Service DAAD) on interrelation of rural and urban water management


Freie Universität Berlin (Applicant), Germany; Makerere University, Uganda; IWM Expert GmbH, Germany


IWM Expert GmbH contracted by Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Physical Geography


January 2014 - December 2015


Germany, Uganda


Volume: 228.000 € (184.000 € funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD | 44.000 € own contribution by Freie Univeristät Berlin)


The objective of the project was to build competences for “Integrated Watershed Management” as a tool for urban water security. Water supply and sanitation is often separated from water resources management and focus on water supply and sanitation only. The project considers the importance of addressing the fact that pipes without water do not serve the people but generate conflicts. Thus, it aims at creating awareness on conceptualising both aspects in a holistic manner.


Conduction of four training seminars, each of one week in Uganda; participants share practical and theoretical knowledge about the interrelation of Integrated Watershed Management and Urban Water Supply.


Approx. 80 experts from Ugandan higher education institutes, local government and communities developed competences and shared knowledge on Integrated Watershed Management and Urban Water Security. A handbook of all project results was drafted and published.

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