WaterAid – Integrated Water Resource Management Project

This project will combat the severe degradation of wetlands in the most ecologically important area of Ethiopia, where many rivers contributing to the Nile basin originate. Access to a clean water supply, sanitation and hygiene will be supported for local communities in five wards (known as kebeles) of the Mettu and Hurumu woredas (districts) of Oromia Regional State, southern Ethiopia. This will be integrated with activities to improve the management of freshwater sources through the conservation of wetlands in the Sor micro watershed. The project is in line with the government’s development efforts and will contribute to the health and social development objective of the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan.

12,500 people will be reached by the project, which integrates water and sanitation improvement with resource management in the five target wards of Adale Gumer, Kodo Hire, Seba and Gey in Mettu woreda and Sonta in Hurumu woreda. We will build or rehabilitate 51 water sources, establish gender segregated sanitation facilities in four schools and a health centre as well as 12 model pit latrines, install 3 household latrines using biogas technologies, and train local government staff. The planting of vetiver grass will reduce soil degradation and the planting of tree seedlings, vegetable and spice seeds will improve food security.

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