The Atewa forest range in Ghana is steadily degrading. This is affecting water flows and water quality, while more than 1 million people rely on water supplied by the rivers in the forest range. IUCN NL and A Rocha Ghana aim to protect the Atewa forest for its crucial water provision function. ‘Living water from the Mountain; protecting Atewa’s Water resources’ is a partnership between A Rocha Ghana and IUCN NL with support from the Forestry Commission, Water Resource Commission and the NGO Coalition Against Mining Atewa (CONAMA). It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Protection of the Atewa forest aligns with the Ghana Netherlands WASH Program’s vision that long term water quality and quantity depends to a great extent on responsible river basin management.