SUGi
Cameroon

Buea, Cameroon

Bulu

Rewilding water catchment 2 of 5.

Land Forest
Miyawaki Method
Urban
water

Though the area is blessed with abundant water resources, local inhabitants have faced a serious water crisis for a generation, as a result of poor water management. Population and rapid urbanization put even greater pressure on the water resources of this community.

The Bulu water catchment is the second chapter of this project. Situated behind the Bulu Blind Centre, in Buea, the catchment supplies water to Bulu Native, Mile 16 Bolifamba, part of the University of Buea campus and Dibamba community.

Forest Maker Limbi Blessing Tata

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3,000

trees

1,000

square meters

10

native species

“By rewilding the five water catchments in town, we aim to address and solve a decades-old water crisis"

Limbi Blessing Tata

The Benefits

Planting a forest at Bulu will:

  • Recharge ground water and improve water tables

  • Regenerate biodiversity

  • Allow for honey gathering

  • Grow medicinal herbs and spices, nuts, fruits that can be harvested and sold by members of the community.

Wells in Buea

Today, 86% of the population of the Buea Municipality in South West Cameroon experience water shortage.

In 2019, Ecological Balance, a local NGO committed to rewilding 5 of Buea’s main water catchments. This was in a bid to solve the water crisis. With SUGi’s help,

600 trees of 9 different species were planted using the innovative Miyawaki method at the Bonduma water catchment.

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