Find Water and Sanitation expertise in Swaziland
Swaziland is well endowed with water resources, though the Lowvelt region is subject to periodic droughts. The country is watered by five main river systems, three rising within the country, two in South Africa, and all flowing into South Africa or Mozambique. Swaziland has nine major dams, seven used for irrigation, one for hydroelectricity and one for water supply. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy is responsible for water supply and sanitation in rural areas, while the parastatal Swaziland Water Service Corporation manages the water supply in urban areas.
USAID worked within Swaziland and provided 120 schools with clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in a US$2.2 million project. They established productive, sustainable gardens of about 0.5 acres per school, installed water harvesting, sanitation and storage systems within the schools, and educated schools about such systems in 2013. In 2014, 9,000 youth had been given access to clean drinking water, and more than 11,000 people had benefited from training in water sanitation and hygiene as a result of this project.
|Water and Sanitation organisations in Swaziland|
|Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy||
|Swaziland Water Services Corporation||