Shoreline protection of water bodies by reforestation, synergy action between AEG and DPERH EAST for preservation of water ressources
In order to preserve water resources in its area of competence the Water Agency Gourma (AEG) undertakes each year protection actions which include reforestation of the banks of water bodies. Thus, with the collaboration of the Provincial Directorates of Environment and Water Resources of Gourma and Tapoa one hand, and with the participation and commitment of local communities on the other, the AEG undertook reforestation of the banks of dam boudieri to Lorgho and Koaré. Reforestation it must be remembered is of great importance in the preservation of water resources because it allows :
- Strengthening the canopy ;
- Significant contribution to the fight against erosion and silting of dams thus increase the durability of structures.
To this end, in the first fortnight of August (between 04 and 15 August 2015) about eighteen thousand four hundred (18,400) seedlings were planted and distributed as follows :
- seven thousand one hundred (7100) plants account the banks of the dam Koaré (5400 nilotica Acacia, 500 Adansonia digitata, 200 magifera indica grafted, 500 Moringa oleifera including 400 specifically for women, 300 parkia biglibosa 100 psidium goyava grafted and 100 . Ziziphus mauritiana (or citrus) grafted Reforestation in this locality at the same time formed the official launch ceremony of the reforestation campaign in the Eastern Region under the chairmanship of the Secretary General of the Region Thursday, August 6, 2015 ;
- six thousand seven hundred (6700) plants account the banks of the dam Lorgho (5000 nilotica Acacia, 500 Adansonia digitata, 200 magifera indica grafted, 500 Moringa oleifera including 400 specifically for women, 300 parkia biglibosa 100 psidium goyava grafted and 100 Ziziphus mauritiana (or citrus) grafted activity has started on August 4 and had its epilogue Monday, August 10.
- and six thousand four hundred (6400) plants to the banks of the dam boudieri including 4000 Acacia nilotica, 200 magifera indica grafted, 100 Adansonia digitata 100 Moringa oleifera including 50 for women, 100 parkia biglibosa and 100 Ziziphus mauritiana (or citrus) grafted. This reforestation began Thursday, August 13 and continued until Sunday, August 16.
Aware that reforestation is only the first step of this process, the AEG with partners (provincial offices and users) have decided to follow regularly and maintain the trees planted through a committee monitoring and warning that has been in place at each site reforested.
Fruit species have received treatment against termites and protective grilles.
The success of this reforestation campaign depends on many parameters but strong commitment of different actors, we are hopeful that these plants play their full role, that of ensuring the preservation of water resources said works.