Message of the Executive Director

To meet the need to preserve and perpetuate the quantity and quality of water resources, Burkina Faso adopted in 1998 the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach. This was materialized by the adoption of the document “Water policy and strategies” and the law N ° 002-2001 / AN of February 08, 2001 relating to water management. As part of the implementation strategy, five Water Agencies, having public interest group status, were created. That of Gourma was created on January 24, 2011 by the signing of its constitutive agreement.
Welcome to the website of the Agence de l’Eau du Gourma (AEG).
This site was created with the aim of making available information on water resources in the Agency’s area of ​​expertise, but also with the aim of giving visibility to the activities we carry out.
With a young and multidisciplinary team, we work in the field through:

  • The establishment and support of Local Water Committees (CLE);
  • Protection of water resources by delimiting service strips around strategic reservoirs
  • Protecting the banks by carrying out reforestation campaigns
  • The recovery of the financial contribution for Water (CFE).

We work in close collaboration with the populations as recommended by the IWRM approach, and we are supported and accompanied in our actions by partners of national and international scope.
For a better understanding of the problems related to water management, I invite you to browse the thematic articles that we have published. You will find in our different sections, statistical data and maps on the resources of our area of ​​competence, but also texts and laws framing our actions and more generally the management of water resources in Burkina Faso. We do not fail to enrich as and when measuring these different headings.
Hoping that this portal will meet your expectations, I thank you for your trust and wish you a good visit.