‘Tap into groundwater – with care’

‘Tap into groundwater – with care’ Article by Sheree Bega | Listen to this article on the Mail & Guardian website. For James Sauramba, the key to building water resilience in Southern Africa lies right under our feet: groundwater. “Climate change is intensifying,” says Sauramba, the executive director of the Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute.…

Positioning Communities to Weather Climate Change

Positioning Communities to Weather Climate Change The Commissioning of the Chimbiya Trading Centre Safe Water Project in the Dedza District of Malawi. Climate change has aggravated ongoing drought in the Southern Africa region, says Mr Brighton Munyai, SADC Groundwater Management Institute Senior Groundwater Specialist. “The traditional surface water resources that are relied upon by most…

Durability through Cooperation

Durability through Cooperation The picture was taken during the establishment of the LIMCOM Groundwater Committee in Gaborone Botswana. Such collaborations encourages River Basin Organisations to incorporate groundwater in their mandates. Cooperation helps build cohesiveness. And, for the water sector, cooperation can build greater impact and sustainably provide communities with safe and clean water. As climate…

Springing Back with Water

Springing Back with Water The Community tasting fresh and safe water from one of the SADC-GMI’s implementations. SADC-GMMI implemented about 12 projects in SADC Member States What does building water resilience look like in a region facing surface water stress, a growing population, and climate change? For the Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute…

Building Water Resilience Needs a Holistic Approach

Building Water Resilience Needs a Holistic Approach By James Sauramba You can read this article on the Inter Press Service News Agency website here. Surface water talks to groundwater and vice versa. A holistic conjunctive approach to the utilisation of these co-existing resources is indispensable to build resilience. BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, Aug 19 2021 (IPS)…

SADC-GMI Completes the Groundwater Monitoring Project in the Greater Harare, Zimbabwe Area

SADC-GMI Completes the Groundwater Monitoring Project in the Greater Harare, Zimbabwe Area – 600 families benefit from three production boreholes Figure 1 – Southlands community fetching water at the newly installed production borehole. Groundwater is a finite resource. Greater Harare in Zimbabwe is highly dependent on groundwater with 28 000 registered boreholes and approximately 80%…

Expansion of National Groundwater Monitoring Network Project in Lesotho

SADC-GMI supports Expansion of National Groundwater Monitoring Network Project in Lesotho Figure 1: Site Meeting with representatives from Department of Water Affairs (DWA), SADC GMI and the Contractor at Ox Bow in Botha Bothe District during drilling of the 14th Boreholes. In the SADC region, groundwater resources are generally vital for drinking water supply, irrigation…