Water Facility of the European Union : The project for support to CICOS is ending

Started in early 2012, the project for support to water resources management in the Congo River Basin, which receives funding from the European Union and the Rhine-Meuse Water Agency (AERM) is ending this year.
 
For three years, training courses on operational hydrology have been organized for the National Hydrological Services of the countries of the International Congo-Ubangi- Sangha Basin Commission (CICOS), and support given for the establishment of a Masterplan for Water Development and Management (SDAGE) through a participatory approach.
 
Several activities were organized in 2014, especially exchanges about the ”SDAGE’s” objectives and their appropriation by Non- State stakeholders, with the support of Solidarity- Water Europe and ”Eau Vive”.
 
The CICOS representatives were also invited by AERM to take part in the Rhine-Meuse Basin Committee.
 
The project-closing workshop, co-funded by German Cooperation, which took place in November 2014, was indeed the first meeting of the Regional Consultative Hub established by CICOS for the ”SDAGE” implementation.