Sustainable Development: Water development in Senegal

Mouhamadou Ba final report: Sustainable Development  ISG 2015

Senegal water children drinkingSenegal is located in a geographic area of transition between the Saharan zone and the humid tropics. The rainy season on the island of Sine Saloum, 150km south of Dakar, only extends over 3 months, during which the culture is possible. Lack of water is THE real problem for the inhabitants of the island , not only because drinking water is a vital need, but water is also essential for the practice of agriculture that feeds the population. The purpose of irrigation and reclamation reserve of rainwater is to extend the growing season and thus provide a more consistent and diverse food source.

The work proposed will be around the axis sustainability development. A project of irrigating vegetable crops through rainwater tanks and simple, autonomous pumping means that require easy local maintenance at very low cost. This working paper is going to expand the ambitions of this project to address the water problem in its entirety:

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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the IMBA Seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, March 2015.

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