Development of Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Dec 2006
Signature Date 29 May 2007
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 438,579.5
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention is relative to the support to the development of an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan for Namibia. It's designed because of the lack of an over-arching IWRM Plan and strategy. This problem has limited government and partner response to ensure appropriate synergies and coordinated action to address prioritized challenges in the water sector of Namibia. The IWRM plan and its resulting outcome, a prioritized, integrated action plan, should address this lack of coherency to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability in the development of Namibia according to its Vision 2030. The project should enable Namibia to consolidate its IWRM policies, institutional frameworks legislative and regulatory frameworks and capacity development, as well as prepare strategies, programmes and implementation plans, necessary to attract appropriate national and international investments in the sector. As a result, Namibia should have increased capacity to manage its water resources effectively based on IWRM principles to achieve long term development goals. The project comprises the following components: (i) National Water Development Strategy and Action Plan; (ii) formulation of Information and knowledge system; (iii) formulation of long-term Monitoring and Evaluation Framework; (iv) framework for Institutional and Human Resources Capacity; (v) strategy for Funding the Implementation IWRM Plan; and (vi) launching of an Awareness Creation Campaign on IWRM.

Project Objectives

The goal of the project is to enable Namibia to achieve the sustainable management of water resource for the purpose of economic development, improved social well-being and protection of the environment. Its objective is to facilitate the preparation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan for a sustainable water resources use and anagement in Namibia.


The Namibian government and people should be the overall beneficiary of the project. It should also benefit to communities and municipalities, NGOs, private sector.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Gouvernement de la Namibie
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry/ Department of Water Affairs and Forestry


IATI identifier 46002-P-NA-EAZ-001
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A032232003
Last Update 03 Mar 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Namibia