More than 50 key stakeholders from the government representatives, NGOs and private organizations attend the launch of the project

Botswana Launches 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…

At the top of the Thune Dam

Conjunctive Water Management for Food Security and Resilience

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 Karoo System to improve food security and…

Very Excited Learners from St Paul primary school, which is one of the five institutions to benefit from the project supplying potable water to the school

Solar Powered Groundwater Monitoring Project in Eswatini

Water is still a challenge in certain parts of the Kingdom of Eswatini. Approximately 400 000 people in Eswatini are still without clean and safe drinking water, children are being deprived good education due to lack of access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. Women with disabilities and children still travel long distances to access…

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…

2nd SADC Groundwater Conference with Focus on Achievement of SDGs in SADC Region

Groundwater to increase food security? Groundwater to lessen the devastation of natural disasters? Groundwater in times of drought and flood? Groundwater to ensure electricity in Southern Africa? These were just some of the questions on the agenda as the 2nd Annual SADC-GMI Groundwater Conference kicked off in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 4 September 2019. All these…

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…