BOREHOLE SUSTAINABLE YIELD TEST FOR WATER SUPPLY TRAINING 2020

Anyone who owns a borehole is interested in knowing the maximum discharge rate at which they can abstract/pump groundwater in such a way that they can be assured of continuously getting that yield from their borehole. This borehole yield is sometimes referred as the safe yield or reliable yield. In South Africa, the term sustainable […]

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Conjunctive Water Management for Food Security and Resilience

At the top of the Thune Dam 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 strengtheningcooperation on the conjunctive management of surface and groundwater in the Tuli Karoo […]

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Solar Powered Groundwater Monitoring project in Eswatini to also benefit 5000 rural inhabitants.

Delegates exchanged and shared great ideas during the 2nd SADC Groundwater conference 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 […]

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2nd SADC Groundwater Conference comes up with key messages and recommendations for the SADC Region

Delegates exchanged and shared great ideas during the 2nd SADC Groundwater conference 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 […]

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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 […]

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SADC Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Dr Claudia Sadoff – IWMI Director General and Mr James Sauramba – SADC – GMI Executive Director signing the MoU 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 […]

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2nd SADC Groundwater conference with focus on the achievement of SDGs in the SADC Region

Delegates from the SADC Region and beyond who participated at the conference 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 […]

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September 2019 Newsletter

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SADC-GMI Completes the Development of the SADC-wide Framework for Groundwater Data Collection and Management through the GEF/CIWA funded project

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 […]

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Deep Water Supply Changing Lives in Chimbiya, Malawi

Water scarcity in Chimbiya, Malawi was a huge challenge, affecting livelihoods of more than 15000 people living in the area. The situation exposed the vulnerable community members like women and children who travelled long distances to access safe water for drinking and domestic use to societal ills such as harassment and violence. In addressing the […]

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