Let’s be responsible in water management NGO “Alternative” Kakanj Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goals and Objectives • improve protection of water springs • make commitment to create the Plan for protection of local water springs • raise public awareness and responsibility of local populations regarding issues concerning responsible management of water springs
Stakeholders • Local government (relevant departments) ii) local NGOs that are focused on environmental issues iii) business sector iv) local population • Final beneficiaries: (i) beneficiaries of 20 rural water supply systems (ii) local government
Workshops • Education of network members about advocacy • Theme: Advocacy for responsible management of rural water supply systems • Education of social groups • We have conducted 4 (10) workshops that involved a wide group of participants (beneficiaries of rural water supply systems)
Plan • make the plan for the protection of water springs • conducted by the project team and representatives of local governments, the municipal Planning and Construction Bureau and beneficiaries • plan for protection of available springs as well as to define financing models • documentation necessary for legalization of rural water supply systems
Implementation • Media campaign • 2000 copies of flyers with campaign messages and 500 copies of informative-educational brochures • public announcements (about activities and results of the campaign) • media conference • 2 radio sessions addressing the issues like monitoring, inspections, sanctions, health aspects and protection of drinking water springs.
Implementation • Meetings with decision makers • 1 meeting with the municipal mayor and 5 meetings with representatives of municipal councillors' clubs
Results and achievements • All actors have joined in effort to plan measures for the protection of local water springs • Field visits to local communities (13 local communities) • Analysis of needs/interest assessment of wider group of actors • Analysis of existing legal framework • The network of key local actors support the campaign • 1 workshop for members of the network (13 participants) • 4 workshops for different social groups (71 participants)