7015-05. Review SEA Coaching IWRM - Rwanda

This is follow-up on our earlier role as coach for scoping for SEA for catchment planning in Rwanda (7015-01). Rwanda has adopted Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as its key policy approach to sustainably manage its water resources. The Netherlands financially and technically supports the implementation of IWRM through a four-year programme that started in May 2015. The programme is executed by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) and an International Support Unit (ISU). During the programme, catchment plans have been developed for four Demonstration Catchments. According to Rwanda’s environment law, these plans will need to undergo Strategic Environmental Assessment.  

Advisory reports and other documents

27 Nov 2018: Memorandum
Mission report Sebeya SEA review

Significant details

The first generation catchment plans became available early 2017. These plans were not yet finalised, which is why no formal review for the SEA was conducted either. Acting as coach, the NCEA did provide observations on how to strengthen SEA elements and process descriptions, to have those incorporated in verison 2 of the catchment plans (February 2018). The NCEA will remain available for coaching during review of the SEA, if needed.

See also project no. 7015-01 (SEA Coaching IWRM Rwanda).

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Ms A.J.M. Beekmans
Mr R. Slootweg
Mr F.W.M. van Steenbergen

Technical secretary: Ms G.J. van Boven

Further details

Country: Rwanda

Last modified: 28 Mar 2019