Africa Water Association (AfWA)



Constructed Wetland

Awareness raising on the use of Constructed Wetlands (CWs) for wastewater treatment in Rwanda.

Under the FABRI project initiated by the African Water Association (AfWA) and funded by USAID, the constructed wetland project proposed by the RYWP was financed. The main objective of the project was to raise awareness in Rwanda, on the use of CWs and to encourage the choice of CWs technology by the Public, Private Sector, Government’s Agencies, NGOs and other interested parties. The three main components of the project were to:

  1. Train two undergraduate students on CWs technology through supervision of their final year research on two local CWs (one in Bugesera and the other in Kigali);
  2. Prepare all the required CWs awareness raising materials such as booklet for CWs technology review, brochure with related translation, leaflet with related translation, poster, banner and power point presentations, etc.; and
  3. Organize two workshops to engage the targeted stakeholders and raise awareness on CWs for wastewater treatment in Rwanda.