March 2020 Newsletter

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The Pan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP) gains momentum towards realisation

On the picture from Left to Right: Callist Tindimugaya (MWE), Neno Kukuric (IGRAC) Seifu Kebede (University of KwaZulu Natal) and James Sauramba (SADC-GMI) in a panel discussion on how can APAGrop support Member States to implement evidence-based groundwater development and management. After the launch of the AMCOWPan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP) in Nairobi, Kenya,on 1 and […]

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Climate Change and Groundwater in the SADC Region

Climate change  induced severe weather events and changes in rainfall patterns have a visible and devastating impact on water and food security in the SADC region. The role of groundwater across the region has never been so pronounced, with what is being called a crisis in parts of the region where at least 11 million […]

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SADC-GMI commissions Water Supply Project in Chimbiya Village, Malawi

The community is at one of the communal tap points, the tap operator is explaining how the tap will operate, especially operating hours It was raining cats and dogs, but not even heavy rain could deter hundreds of local inhabitants including school children to come out and witness one of the historical moments in the […]

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Botswana launches the Integrated Groundwater Resources Data Management System project to improve data sharing

More than 50 key stakeholders from the government representatives, NGOs and private organizations attend the launch of the project Sharing of groundwater data between the Botswana Department of Water and Sanitation and other key stakeholders such as decision makers, policy makers and other institutions who have interest in groundwater management has been a challenge due […]

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BOREHOLE SUSTAINABLE YIELD TEST FOR WATER SUPPLY TRAINING 2020

CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 24 JANUARY 2020 Anyone who owns a borehole is interested in knowing the maximum discharge rate at which they can abstract/pump groundwater in such a way that they can be assured of continuously getting that yield from their borehole. This borehole yield is sometimes referred as the […]

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Conjunctive Water Management for Food Security and Resilience

At the top of the Thune Dam The SADC Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are implementing a 3 year USAID funded project aimed at strengthening cooperation on the conjunctive management of surface and groundwater in the Tuli […]

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Solar Powered Groundwater Monitoring project in Eswatini to also benefit 5000 rural inhabitants.

Delegates exchanged and shared great ideas during the 2nd SADC Groundwater conference More than 120 delegates from across the SADC region and beyond gathered at the 2nd SADC Groundwater Conference which was held at the Southern Sun hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 – 06 September 2019, under the theme “Groundwater’s Contribution […]

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2nd SADC Groundwater Conference comes up with key messages and recommendations for the SADC Region

Delegates exchanged and shared great ideas during the 2nd SADC Groundwater conference More than 120 delegates from across the SADC region and beyond gathered at the 2nd SADC Groundwater Conference which was held at the Southern Sun hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 – 06 September 2019, under the theme “Groundwater’s Contribution […]

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International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers: 21 October > 22 December 2019

The governance and protection of fresh water is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet over the next decade. With the steady increase of the world’s population, urbanization and environmental degradation, the competing demands of States will continue to grow and amplify the risk of disputes. In 2017, the World Economic Forum stated that […]

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