The Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme aims at supporting the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in its role to coordinate a systematic cross-boundary approach towards sustainable development and environmental protection of the water resources in the LVB.


LVBC Launch Event of

Lake Victoria Basin IWRM Programme

14th February 2020, Acacia Premier Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya


This Webpage currently reflects the results from the study phase conducted in 2016 under the Lake Victoria Basin IWRM Programme. These results including HPIs are currently being revised and updated before being implemented through the Programme.


This web site presents the results of the project “Feasibility Study for the Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources

Management Programme with High Priority Investments” which was implemented by the German consulting company Sweco GmbH

for the Lake Victoria Basin Commission. The project was financed by KfW Development Bank.

Dear reader,


The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is pleased to introduce the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Programme for the Lake Victoria Basin. The programme is based on a long-term cooperation between the LVBC and KfW Development Bank from Germany. This cooperation forms a corner stone for LVBC’s efforts to address the challenges which the Lake Victoria Basin is currently facing in order to protect the Lake and its water resources for the future benefit of the people living in the region.


The programme is implemented in close cooperation between the Partner States of the East African Community in order to ensure a shared programmatic approach, coordinated efforts and efficient execution of activities.


At LVBC we are looking forward to the implementation of this outstanding programme. You are kindly invited to find further information on this web site and to participate actively in the joint efforts to manage water resources of the Basin in a sustainable way.



Dr. Ally-Said Matano

Executive Secretary of LVBC

Lake Victoria


IWRM Programme

High Priority Investments (HPI)

LVBC is committed to develop IWRM for the Basin using a step-by-step approach. For the short term a focus on the pressing and ‘no-regret’ issue of wastewater and sanitation has been chosen. This is reflected in the setup of the IWRM Programme for the LVB which is financed by KfW Development Bank. The focus on pressing and ‘no-regret’ topics has been translated in the concept of High Priority Investments (HPI).


Based on a structured selection process, four projects were selected for a full feasibility study. A brief profile of the selected projects is provided below.

HPI 01: Constructed wetlands in the Nakivubu Wetlands, Kampala, Uganda

HPI 02: Wastewater treatment and sewerage in Mwanza, Tanzania  

HPI 03: Faecal sludge treatment in Kigali,     Rwanda  

HPI 04: Kisumu informal settlement sanitation, Kenya  

About Lake Victoria Basin Commission:

The East African Community established the Lake Victoria Basin Commission formerly known as the Lake Victoria Development Programme in 2001, as a mechanism for coordinating the various interventions on the Lake and its Basin; and serving as a centre for promotion of investments and information sharing among the various stakeholders. The programme is the driving force for turning the Lake Victoria Basin into a real economic growth zone. LVBC envisages a broad partnership of the local communities around the Lake, the East African Community and its Partner States as well as the development partners. For further information please visit:

About KfW:

KfW is a German promotional bank. On behalf of the German Federal Government, and primarily the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW finances and supports programmes and projects that mainly involve public sector players in developing countries and emerging economies – from their conception and execution to monitoring their success. It is the goal of KfW to help its partner countries fight poverty, maintain peace, protect both the environment and the climate and shape globalisation in an appropriate way. For further information visit:

About Sweco:

Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. The results of our work are sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to clean water. With 14,500 employees in Northern Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every project. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy. For further information please visit:


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