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).

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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…

event 28 May 2020

Nexus Fact Sheet // Support of the water resources management at Lake Kivu and the Ruzizi River

The aim of the project is to support the regional river basin organization ABAKIR (Autorité du Bassin du Lac Kivu et de la Rivière Ruzizi) to improve…

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Nexus Fact Sheet // Soutien à la gestion des ressources en eau du lac Kivu et de la rivière Ruzizi

L'objectif du projet est d'améliorer la gestion des ressources en eau du Lac Kivu et de la Rivière Ruzizi. Il apporte un soutien aux différents…

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Kristine Herbomel
Regional Coordinator Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River

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