WARIDI Webinar: Experience and Lessons Learned from WASH and Water Resources Governance in Tanzania

18 February 2021, 13:00 GMT

Please join the USAID Tanzania Water Resources Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI) for a discussion about achievements, lessons learned, and the future of water supply and water governance in the Wami-Ruvu and Rufiji river basins.

The Wami-Ruvu and Rufiji river basins cover 30 percent of Tanzania’s land area. These economically important watersheds include much of the country’s hydropower and many fishing, forestry, and sugar industries and livelihoods, but suffer from a lack of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Beginning in 2016, USAID/WARIDI worked with the Ministry of Water, local institutions, and communities in 20 selected Local Government Authorities in the two basins to provide sustainable access to safe drinking water, improve the management of water resources, support the private sector to expand WASH product offerings, and promote resilient communities in the face of a changing climate. This webinar will discuss experience and lessons learned from more than five years of work. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the presenters. 


Bigambo Nandiga | WARIDI Project
Engineer Bigambo Nandiga is the WARIDI Chief of Party. He is a water and sanitation specialist with more than 30 years of experience in managing projects for water and sanitation in seven African countries, including Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and South Sudan. 

Dr. George Lugomela | Tanzania Ministry of Water
Dr. George Lugomela is a seasoned hydrologist with 20 years' experience in hydrology and water resources management with the Ministry of Water, where he currently serves as Director of Water Resources Management.

Megann Mielke | WARIDI Project
Megann Mielke is the Water and Sanitation Technical Advisor on the WARIDI project. She has 10 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing WASH and multiple-use water services programs.

Asha Msoka | WARIDI Project
Asha Msoka is an Integrated Water Resources Management Specialist with more than 10 years of management and technical experience in surface and groundwater assessment, monitoring, and modeling as well as data collection, verification, analysis, and management. She brings valuable experience in engaging stakeholders including the Ministry of Water and Basin Water Boards.

WASH Engineer