SIWI supports a shift to climate resilient WASH services in the Central African Republic
Emergency planning was a topic of heated discussion during the workshop. Whether droughts, floods, and water scarcity are recurrent or unpredictable, participants concluded that there need to be systems in place to gauge the water situation and provide regular updates, and that response mechanisms must be in place with clear roles and responsibilities.
Another common thread throughout the discussions was the need to develop capacities to predict, draw lessons, and learn from crises. The necessary water resources monitoring data is hard to come by in CAR, in part because of the difficulty of collecting statistics during conflict or in disaster areas. In addition to better monitoring, increased information sharing was proposed to help with more robust basin and catchment planning, and for ensuring the most appropriate climate resilient services are provided.