Water Tenure - the legal or customary relationship between people and water resources - plays a key role in water governance and the practices and processes around water management and allocation. Water tenure is vital in ensuring sustainable livelihoods, good governance, environmental protection, and sustainable economic development. Water Tenure is, therefore, a key component in reaching many of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The FAO workshop “Promoting Water Tenure for Food Security, Climate Resilience, and Equity” was implemented in cooperation with adelphi on 28 and 29 June 2022 in Berlin, Germany, with the support of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), and GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The objectives of the workshop were to learn about the concepts of water tenure, exchange case studies and experiences, and chart the next steps for the water tenure concept.