Lake Kivu and the Ruzizi River are situated in East Central Africa and both lie on the border of its riparian countries: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Rwanda. The watercourses provide many ecosystem services: drinking water, irrigation water, industrial water, fishing, pollination, soil fertility and erosion control.

Nowadays, the basin faces a multitude of threats arising from unsustainable practices in agriculture and forestry as well as poor land and catchment management, with many of these threats expected to worsen under climate change.

The project aims at improving the hydrological and operational management of Lake Kivu and the Ruzizi River, while pursuing an integrated and Nexus-based approach.

The project started in 2019 and is led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the regional partner ABAKIR (Autorité du Bassin du Lac Kivu et de la Rivière Ruzizi).

Title Region K Ivu
event 21 Sep 2021

Rapport // Etude de base du bassin du lac Kivu et de la rivière Ruizizi

L'étude de base du bassin documente l'état actuel des ressources en eau et de l'environnement naturel du bassin tout en identifiant les forces,…

event 15 Sep 2021

Report // Baseline Study for the Basin of Lake Kivu and the Ruzizi River

The basin baseline study documents the current state of the basin’s water resources and natural environment while also identifying current strengths,…

event 28 May 2020

Project // Support to the Integrated Management of Water Resources of Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River

This project aims at improving the hydrological and operational management of Lake Kivu and the Ruzizi River, while pursuing an integrated and…

Contact

Kristine Herbomel
Regional Coordinator Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River

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