SADC-GMI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Food, Agriculture and Natural Policy (FANRPAN)

Featured Image: Eng. Sauramba, SADC-GMI Executive Director and Dr Madzivhandila, Chief Executive Director of FANRPAN shaking hands after the signing of the Memorandum SADC Groundwater Management Institute signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Food, Agriculture and Natural Policy (FANRPAN) The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the…

Providing Water for Food Security to Local Communities in Botswana and Zimbabwe #WorldWaterDay

(Photo Above) Women from Maitazwitoma community garden showing off Covo from their rehabilitated garden. Fresh produce is used to feed families and generate income from the surplus. Photo Credits: SADC-GMI Providing Water for Food Security to Local Communities in Botswana and Zimbabwe “Making groundwater accessible and visible to the people” Sustainable Groundwater Development for water…

8th African Water Week Session: Governance of Transboundary Groundwater resources in SADC

8th African Water Week Session: Governance of Transboundary Groundwater resources in SADC 8th African Water Week Session title: Governance of Transboundary Groundwater resources in SADC Conveners: SADC-GMI, Okavango Cubango River Commission (OKACOM). Date: 24 Nov 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 Session Chair: Trevor Shongwe (kingdom of Eswatini)  Session Description In Sub-Saharan Africa, forty percent (40%) of…

Capacity Development for communities, local structures/institutions are key for sustainable water resources management and development

The Chimbiya community in Malawi demonstrates the use of water at the commissioning of the Chimbiya project where a 100m deep borehole was drilled. The borehole was equipped with a motorised electric pump, reticulating the water to ten communal-style distribution points around the community, culminating in supplying water to approximately 15 000 inhabitants in Chimbiya…

Deriving benefits from the groundwater system: Innovative groundwater infrastructure interventions

Deriving benefits from the groundwater system: Innovative groundwater infrastructure interventions A communal tape in Malawi, part of the groundwater infrastructure that was developed for the SADC-GMI for the community. Groundwater is extremely important in Africa. It is estimated that more than 75 percent of the African population uses groundwater as its main source of drinking…

4th SADC Groundwater Conference – Welcome Note by James Sauramba

ENGLISHFRENCHPORTUGUESEENGLISH WELCOME NOTE SADC-GMI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (JAMES SAURAMBA) SADC Groundwater Conferences were debuted in 2018 and since then, this premier groundwater event in the SADC region has grown from strength to strength. The past three conferences have demonstrated great impetus in aiding the SADC region addressing water security issues and challenges as well as forge…

Third Edition of Hydrogeological Map of Namibia and Handbook Launched in Windhoek

Third edition of hydrogeological map of Namibia and handbook launched in Windhoek A map and handbook aimed at monitoring the occurrence, availability, quality, utilisation and vulnerability of groundwater in Namibia were launched in Windhoek on Friday. The third edition of the Hydro-Geological Map of Namibia and handbook revealed that the country has about 300 million…

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…