Groundwater has become the principal source of water for many in rural communities and urban areas, as the result, groundwater development has increased and borehole drilling has grown exponentially in recent years. However,
SADC-GMI Launches the Sub-Grant Manual for Pilot Infrastructure Projects in the 15 SADC Member States
The SADC Secretariat, through its Water Division, received a grant through the World Bank to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project until 30 June 2019.
Implementation of the Capacity Building on Groundwater Data Collection and Management project rolled out in 10 SADC Member States
the project team (IGRAC and IGS) is required to visit SADC Member States and obtain an overview of the full chain of data and information collection and management relevant for groundwater governance (including groundwater development, use, protection, management and policy development and implementation)…
SADC-GMI participated at the15th Biennial Groundwater Division (GWD) conference whichwas hosted in Stellenbosch, Cape Town from the 14th to the 18th of October 2017, under the theme Change, Challenge and Opportunity.
SADC-GMI’s mandate is to promote sustainable groundwater management and providing solutions to groundwater challenges in the SADC region through creating an enabling policy, legal and regulatory, capacity building, advancing, supporting infrastructure development, and enabling dialogue and accessibility of groundwater information.
The SADC Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project. The project is supported by the World Bank (through funding from the Global Environment Facility and the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa trust fund).
Members of SADC-GMI’s Board of Directors Undergo Orientation / Training Session in Pretoria: 20-21 July 2017
Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC–GMI) hosted an orientation/training for its Board of Directors from the 21st to the 22nd of July 2017, at Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Campus in Pretoria, South Africa. The training was facilitated by Ms. Barbara Strydom on behalf of Jeyax Development and Training, based in Pretoria.
The SADC Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is implementing the World Bank funded Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project. One of the primary mandates of this project is to engage in capacity building with staff from all 15 SADC Member States on different aspects, aimed at improving groundwater management.
Joint SADC-GMI / UNESCO-IHP Groundwater Modelling Training Held at Johannesburg from 20 – 22 March 2017
The SADC Groundwater Management Institute and the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) conducted the 3-day training program on groundwater modelling and data management.
Training on Managed Aquifer Recharge Held at Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia on 2 March 2017
The training was attended by 37 participants from 11 SADC Member States, the World Bank representative from Washington DC in the USA, SADC Secretariat, NamWater, City of Windhoek and Ministry of Agricuture, Water and Forestry in Namibia. Dr. Ricky Murray of Groundwater Africa Consultants delivered the theoretical training from morning until lunch. The afternoon was…