Partners for the Shire river basin project
The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is established as a section 21 not-for-profit company registered under the South African Companies Act No. 71 of 2008, as amended, with a core mandate to promote sustainable groundwater management and providing solutions to groundwater challenges in the SADC region through creating an enabling policy, legal and regulatory environment, capacity building, advancing research, supporting infrastructure development, and enabling dialogue and accessibility of groundwater information.
The institute is hosted by the University of the Free State’s Institute for Groundwater Studies in Bloemfontein, South Africa on behalf of, and under the strategic guidance of the SADC Secretariat, Directorate of Infrastructure’s Water Division, in Gaborone, Botswana. As a subsidiary structure of SADC, SADC-GMI draws its mandate from the fourth phase Regional Strategic Action Plan for Integrated Water Resources Management (RSAP IV: 2016-2020).
National Directorate of water Resources Management (DNGRH) – Mozambique
SADC-GMI collaborates with the Mozambican government on the Shire ConWat project though National Directorate of Water Resources Management, abbreviated as DNGRH. DNGRH is the agency of the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, responsible for promoting the use and sustainable use of water resources to meet current needs and future generations, safeguarding the environment in Mozambique.
Functions of the National Water Resources Management Directorate include but are not limited to the following:
- To propose policies and development strategies, conservation, use and management of water resources in river basins;
- Ensure the availability of water in quantity and quality for different uses;
- To coordinate the cooperation activities in the field of shared water resources, ensuring participation in cooperative bodies in the field of water;
- To assess the implementation of international agreements on the joint use of water resources;
- Periodically evaluate the water resources of river basins and water requirements at national and regional level.
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