Water User Associations (WUAs) play important role in the allocation, use and management of water resource. WUAs have a potential to regulate and harmonize water allocation and reduce conflicts. WUAs have been widely supported and accepted as a solution to amicable allocation mechanisms and sound intersectoral water management. In Tanzania, WUA have been popular in the past decade. There are several WUAs the Usangu plains. This fact sheet focuses on the formation process, legislative status, operations, and organizational life and finance capacity of WUAs.
Factsheet for RIPARWIN Project, DFID-KAR Project No. R8064, Soil-Water Management Research Group, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, pp 4