The CWSC is building the first comprehensive database of water laws governing water protection and management in Africa.
Having a strong system of water laws will accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensure the longevity of advancements. RENEWAL creates a database of the laws directly managing water resources as well as those laws impacting water resource management and protection. This includes examining the application and enforcement of written laws. The database will be accompanied by an impartial analysis of how the systems of laws, regulations, judicial interpretations and related policies work together to manage water resources. Once completed, the CWSC in partnership with local stakeholders will evaluate the effectiveness of the water law framework, identifying strengths, shortcomings, gaps and inconsistencies to chart out a clear plan for how to better advance water security.