African Water Information System (AWIS)

The African Water Information and Documentation System (AWIS) regroups partner organizations that gather or produce information on water and its management in the wholeof Africa. It is referencing this information and proposes free access via its web portal. The dynamics around AWIS was revived in March 2014 by the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS), in partnership with the European Union. IOWater participated in the workshop on informationsharing, which was held in Mbour (Senegal). IOWater underlined the high added value of AWIS based on etworking African information producers, on multilingual work in French, English and Portuguese and on the unique portal shared by thousands of users. For 2 days, IOWater trained AWIS Focal Points to independently enrich the portal. A new workshop in videoconferencing, held on 30 October 2014, helped to consolidate knowledge and methodology.