Our IWRM demonstration project in Cabo Verde is based in the municipality of Tarrafal, on the island of Santiago. The municipality has population of 24,137 inhabitants (National Statistical Institute, 2010). The region is located on a coastal area and hosts the highest number of tourists on the island of Santiago. The area is facing many challenges among which a shrinking agricultural activity owing to lack of water for irrigation and saltwater intrusion caused by the extraction of sand from beaches. Our project was designed to protect the groundwater resources and stabilise coastal terrains through integrated planning and wastewater management in Tarrafal.
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