Welcome to the Homepage of the SADC Groundwater Management Institute

The purpose of this site is to introduce ourselves to you, inform you of what we do, let you know how you can get involved in the activities of the SADC-GMI and share our resources with you. We are a new organisation, so you might want to keep an eye on us as we grow.


View our latest and current available vacancies or tenders with SADC-GMI.

Events & Conferences

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Post Graduate Opportunity

Post Graduate Opportunity in Biodiversity and Geohydrology – 2021 to 2023

SADC‐GMI is a Centre of Excellence subsidiary of the SADC Secretariat with the mandate to promote the sustainable conjunctive surface and groundwater management and provide solutions to groundwater challenges in the SADC region. The SADC-GMI secured funding from the JRS Biodiversity Foundation to implement the Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) and Biodiversity in the Khakhea/ Bray Dolomite Transboundary Aquifer (TBA) research project. The Khakea/Bray TBA is shared between Botswana and South Africa. The project is envisaged to run over three years from August 2020 until July 2023.

We are looking for dedicated students who are willing to conduct field and laboratory work as part of their studies. Potential students should be team players, willing to participate in extended fieldwork activities and comfortable in a multi-cultural working environment. The candidates will be expected to participate in weekly scientific discussions and monthly presentations.


THEME: Enhancing Water and Food Security through Sustainable Groundwater Development in the SADC Region.

Place: Windhoek Namibia, Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre
Date: 9 - 11 November 2020

Please note that we are also observing the Covid-19 Pandemic development which currently prohibits travelling. After the 31st of August 2020 we will provide the final update whether the conference will continue this year or not, however, you can continue to register until further notice.

Our Partners

SADC-GMI has partnered with national, regional and international partners and will continue to form strategic partnerships with key players in the water sector in order to advance the groundwater agenda in the region.

SADC-GMI’s core mandate is to promote sustainable groundwater management and provide solutions to groundwater challenges across the SADC region.