2nd SADC Groundwater Conference Key Messages and Recommendations

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 to the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the SADC region”. This premier SADC…

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…

SADC-GMI signs a Memorandum of Understandingwith the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Forming strategic partnerships is a corner stone for both SADC-GMI and IWMI. Both Institutes strongly believe in collaboration in order to fulfil their bold mandates and deliver to their stakeholders. On 10 September 2019 both SADC-GMI and IWMI,in support of their future specific collaborative interventions,signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will also strengthen partnership between the…

Stakeholders from SADC Member States who were part of the DataCoM Project Closing Workshop where the Framework was launched.

SADC-GMI Completes the Development of the SADC-Wide Framework for Groundwater Data Collection and Management

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…

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…

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…