Freshwater Conservation And (WASH)​

ABCG is reducing watershed degradation and improving the health of freshwater ecosystems through linking freshwater conservation and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In response to human-induced threats to biodiversity and freshwater resources in Africa, ABCG partners, CI and JGI brought together conservation and development actors to address these multisectoral issues and develop solutions for improved human and ecosystem health in sub-Saharan Africa.

This led ABCG on journey to promote integrated freshwater conservation and WASH (FW-WASH) through building the evidence base for FW-WASH, creating tools for implementers, and documenting lessons learned from pilots in Uganda and South Africa.

  • Lessons learned from application of the Advocacy Strategy pilots in Uganda and South Africa – forthcoming, December 2020.


ABCG formed a FW-WASH Community of Practice to share practical, ground-level experiences, and  applicability of both implementation and monitoring and evaluation tools. By developing a collective ‘know-how’ among practitioners in the field, knowledge sharing improves and better informs integrated approaches to freshwater conservation and WASH. Please connect with the FW-WASH Community of Practices via its LinkedIn Group.


Freshwater Conservation and WASH Advocacy Strategy Workshop Facilitator’s Guide
The Convergence Factor: Lessons from Integrating Freshwater Conservation and WASH in Africa
ABCG Freshwater Conservation and WASH Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Indicators
Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Integration Guidelines
Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Summary

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