Protection of water resources

Already raised € 0
Requested budget 2023 € 30.000
Project information
Project code
Water supply
Catchments of the Mpanga and Semliki rivers, Uganda
Join For Water
Project duration
4 years (2022-2026)


Uganda faces a number of challenges. The country is among the poorest countries in the world, and ambitions around sustainable development are under pressure from a very rapidly growing population, climate change, and ecosystem degradation. For example, between 2016 and 2018, total arable land increased from 59% to 71%. Between 1990 and 2010, Uganda lost 37% of its forest coverage. Moreover, the area of wetlands (swamps) declined from 15% in 1994 to 9% in 2020. These dynamics put pressure on freshwater resources and ecosystems*. Without water, the economy also runs dry. 


Join For Water aims to strengthen communities against the impacts of these changes. This by protecting water sources and source zones through tree planting, riverbank strengthening, erosion control, sanitation infrastructure and adapted agricultural activities. We are also committed to building knowledge among local people.

Why OVO believes in this project

This project is committed to two tracks: fair access to drinking water on the one hand and the protection and preservation of freshwater ecosystems on the other. 


In 2022, work focused on diagnostics: identifying challenges and discussing concrete solutions, in collaboration with local communities and partners. 

Social impact

A total of 3,552 ha of freshwater ecosystems will be protected and 121,500 people will directly feel the impact of the project through improved and sustainable access to ecosystem service* (drinking water, water for agriculture). The total population of the working area (~1 million people) will be indirectly affected through improved water management and a healthy environment.

Co-funding sought via OVO
€ 25.000
€ 30.000
€ 30.000
€ 30.000
€ 25.000
  • Sustainable
  • Well-being
  • Water Resources
  • Ecosystems

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