Operations and Maintenance Training, and Creation of Water Users’ Associations and a Maintenance Fund in Burkina Faso
Technical Support, Training
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This project in partnership with SHER plans to develop a legal framework for the fi rst agricultural water users’ organizations (AWUOs) and a maintenance fund, in Sourou Valley in Burkina Faso. This requires making their implantation in the fi eld operational with the various parties involved.
The study phase of the project came to a close in December 2011, and notably focused on the missions, roles and responsibilities of AWUOs, their memorandums of understanding and by-laws, and ability to pay. During 2012 and 2013, the WUAs were set up as well as the O&M unit. Associations were trained in associations’ duties and obligations and in their management.