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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SADC-GMI hosts Validation Workshop as part of the GMI-PLI Project

Participants who attended the workshop The SADC-Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is the implementing agency of the World bank funded project “The Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC member States”. The project is funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Multi Donor Trust Fund Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) through the World Bank . […]

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2nd Young Professionals Training & Workshop for Senior Officials

Young Professionals at the 1st Training The SADC Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is implementing the World Bank funded Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project. As part of the World Bank funding, SADC-GMI is implementing the ‘Capacity Building on Groundwater Data Collection and Management in SADC Member States (SADC Groundwater DataCoM) project, and to […]

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SADC experts and policy makers convene in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss groundwater resources ’ role in economic development

Regional corporation and collaboration on groundwater is key to driving socio-economic development in the SADC region, say experts speaking at the first SADC annual groundwater conference. The conference, held by SADC-GMI at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, started today and finishes on September 28, 2018. The theme for […]

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Groundwater is key to navigating Climate Change in the SADC region, say experts

Only proper management of critical groundwater resources will see the SADC Region prosper as climate change impacts are increasingly experienced. This was the reason behind the formation of the SADC-Groundwater Management Institute and the first annual SADC Groundwater Conference, where by top groundwater experts, policy makers, government officials, young professionals and students discussed how to […]

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SADC-GMI implements the “Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa Training”

Bloemfontein, South Africa – Addressing groundwater management in the river basin organizations is not completely new. It has been discussed at international events such as the Africa Water Week, Stockholm World water Week and other similar platforms over the years. The significance of Transboundary water management in Africa has been emphasized in the African Water Vision 2025. In Africa there are about eighty transboundary lakes and river basins and at least seventy transboundary aquifer basins. The African Water Vision stresses that groundwater is the major, and often only the source of drinking water for more than 75% of the African population especially amongst the poor rural communities. Consequently, broad consensus was reached within AMCOW and the African/International Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO/INBO) that groundwater must be addressed through integrated river basin management.

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