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Water Resources Management Sustainability Index Tool (WRM SIT) Initiative Field Application Testing


ERMIS Africa participated in a short-term assignment from Florida International University Global Water for Sustainability Program (FIU GLOWS).This assignment was to carry out a country-level field/appllication of the new Water Resource Management Sustainability Index Tool (WRMSIT) in Tanzania GLOWS program.
This project is aimed at supporting a greater attention to sustainability for water sector programming,considerable recent attention has been directed to developing metrics or benchmarks that adequately reflect whether program actions are having the desire results,and track core "sustainability factors" associated with on-the ground change. The increasing emphasis within development organizations on accountability and impact has contributed to this shift in how and what is measured. Focusing on metrics related to sustainability is seen as an important first step in reforming the way investments are ultimately made in the water sector.