Threats to Africa's Freshwater Resources
Water is one of the most important resources with great implications for Africa’s development. However, African natural water resources are facing various threats, including: over-abstraction of water at unsustainable rates, inappropriate infrastructure development, invasive non-native species, land transformation destroying catchment integrity, overfishing, among others.
Our goal is to catalyze new partnerships and transform the way people value rivers to secure the Blue Heart of Africa - conserving biodiverse landscapes, improving food, energy and water security.
Safeguarding Sources & Flows
Securing the sources of water and environmental flows on the continent through our Free-Flowing Rivers Initiative
Sustainable Freshwater Fisheries
Improving the sustainable use of Africa’s freshwater fisheries to derive both biodiversity and nutrition benefits for the continent
Promoting a One Health Agenda
Developing partnerships to address water, sanitation and health (WASH) issues in priority freshwater landscapes and connect this with the One Health agenda
Promoting Nature-Based Solutions
Scaling up opportunities for water nature-based solutions and adaptation across Africa by focusing on implementation in our programs