Water Resources Management for Sustainable Development in Juba, (CES)-South Sudan


  • Z.E. Abdallah
  • J. Chen
  • L. Fengting
  • A.A. Awomuti


The management of water resources is important to the existence and survival of life on earth. Therefore, it is a global issue that requires concerted global effort. This research appraises and analyzed various policies, laws and regulations that has been put in place to manage and govern various water resources in the world. A specific case study of Juba Town the capital city of South Sudan was critically examined. Water resource management for sustainable development in Juba Town was studied. Future of Water Resources in the case study, the Nile Basin and tentacled hydrology, the Sudd wetland and climate, Sustainable Water Harvesting Projects for Livestock in South Sudan, Water information system and management and Government’s Policy and Strategy Framework were all reviewed. Recommendations were made suggesting the government of South Sudan to advance the environmental health related setup to reduce the spread of water borne diseases which will be worsened by climate change as the quality of water depreciates impacting negatively on its availability for sustainable development in the country. The paper concludes that: The growing uncertainty of surface water accessibility and increasing levels of water contamination and water diversions threaten to upset social and economic development in the country as well as the health of ecosystems. Groundwater resources can, in many cases, complement surface water, mainly as a source of drinking water. However, in many cases, these reservoirs are being tapped at an unsustainable rate or affected by pollution. More attention should be paid to sustainable management of non-renewable groundwater.

Key Words: South Sudan, Sustainable Development, Water Resources, Juba City, Nile River, Wetlands