SADC-GMI Completes the Development of the SADC-wide Framework for Groundwater Data Collection and Management through the GEF/CIWA funded project

Stakeholders from SADC Member States who were part of the DataCoM Project Closing Workshop where the Framework was launched. Southern Africa has at least 70% of its population dependent on groundwater as the primary source for supporting their livelihood activities. The demand for water is expected to rise due to growing population, changing lifestyle-patterns and […]

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Deep Water Supply Changing Lives in Chimbiya, Malawi

Water scarcity in Chimbiya, Malawi was a huge challenge, affecting livelihoods of more than 15000 people living in the area. The situation exposed the vulnerable community members like women and children who travelled long distances to access safe water for drinking and domestic use to societal ills such as harassment and violence. In addressing the […]

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SADC-GMI supports implementation of pilot groundwater projects in Zambia and Zimbabwe

The (SADC-GMI) is implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project with support from the World Bank. Through this project, SADC-GMI availed a grant to the Government of Zambia for the implementation of the “Groundwater Mapping and Development in Chongwe District” pilot project in the Chongwe District located 125 Km in the East of […]

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SADC-GMI to participate at the 10th Water Research Horizon Conference 18th -19th June 2019, HANNOVER, GERMANY

Theme: Water Security and Food Security SADC-GMI will participate at the 10th Water Research Horizon Conference to be held in Hannover, Germany from 18 to 19 June 2019. The Conference will bring together national and international scientists, practitioners and policy-makers with diverse backgrounds. Participants will engage in a multi-lateral and multidisciplinary exchange about the role […]

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5th Targeted Regional Workshop for GEF IW projects in Africa

28 – 31 May 2019 Gaborone, Botswana The Global Environment Facility (GEF)  International Waters projects and partners in Africa will come together for the 5th Targeted Regional Workshop to be held in Gaborone, Botswana. The workshop is jointly organized by the GEF International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN) and the Southern African Development […]

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Massive Online Open Course on Biodiversity Finance

A free seven-week course, offered in English, Spanish, French and Russian The world’s natural capital – the ecosystems and biodiversity that sustain us all – is estimated to be worth US$125 trillion per year, a figure that exceeds global GDP. The food we eat, the air we breathe, our water, our medicines, our safety – […]

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SADC-GMI hosts the Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Shire Basin Project Validation Workshop

SADC-Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is implementing the Conjunctive Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Shire Basin (Shire ConWat). The Shire basin is shared between Mozambique and Malawi. The project recognizes that optimal transboundary water management results from taking conjunctive approaches that optimise water use across a diversity of water resources and scales.The overall objective of […]

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SADC-Groundwater Management Institute changing lives of the Chimbiya community in Malawi.

Pilot project to supply water to the Chimbiya Trading Centre by exploring a Deeper Groundwater source As surface water resources are increasingly dwindling as a result of the impacts of climate change, more and more people are turning to groundwater as their primary water source, which also places severe stress on available groundwater resources. Groundwater […]

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Limpopo River Basin Course Commission (LIMCOM) and SADC-Groundwater Management Institute launch the LIMCOM Groundwater Committee

River Basin Organizations (RBOs) have a unique opportunity to fully integrate groundwater and surface water management in an optimal and sustainable manner. Traditionally the integrated management of surface and groundwater has lagged behind in many RBOs for various reasons which include institutional separation of groundwater and surface water management, different knowledge and skill systems required […]

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