Malawi Water Shades and Services Improvement

Restoring critical watersheds in Malawi to enhance water security, energy, and agricultural productivity.

Malawi Water Shades and Services Improvement

The Malawi Watershed Services Improvement Project (MWASIP), implemented by the Malawi Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services, is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at enhancing watershed management and resilience against climate variability. By focusing on key watersheds across the country, MWASIP endeavors to mitigate the impacts of climate change through sustainable land and water management practices, ensuring the protection and rehabilitation of critical ecosystems that support both biodiversity and local livelihoods.

This project embodies a multifaceted approach, combining community engagement with the implementation of advanced meteorological services. It seeks to empower local communities with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively manage watershed areas, fostering a participatory approach to environmental stewardship. Through the establishment of community-based monitoring systems, MWASIP enhances the capacity of local populations to adapt to climate change, promoting sustainable agricultural practices and reducing vulnerability to extreme weather events.

MWASIP's long-term vision is to create a replicable model of watershed management that can be adopted throughout Malawi and beyond. By integrating climate change adaptation strategies with sustainable development goals, the project aims to secure water resources, enhance food security, and improve the overall resilience of communities to the adverse effects of climate change. Through its comprehensive approach, MWASIP is setting a precedent for how watershed services can be improved, benefiting both the environment and the people of Malawi.

Our Areas of Work

Scalingup Landscape Restoration

Improving Watershed Services

Project Management