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Partners for the Shire river basin project

SADC-Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI)

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).

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
The International Water Management Institute is a non-profit, scientific research organisation focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries, with a mission to provide evidence-based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods and environment. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. IWMI is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI is a CGIAR Research Centre and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).

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.
Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development Department – Malawi
SADC-GMI collaborates with the Malawian government on the Shire ConWat project through the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development. The mandate of the Ministry is to ascertain a sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services and implementation of irrigation development programmes in order to contribute to socio-economic growth in Malawi. The mission of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development is to manage and develop water resources for sustainable, effective and efficient provision of potable water, sanitation and irrigation systems in support of Malawi’s economic growth and development agenda.
The University of the Strathclyde – Scotland
The University of Strathclyde is a public research university located in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Founded in 1796 as the Andersonian Institute, it is Glasgow’s second-oldest university, and received its royal charter in 1964 as the UK’s first technological university. It takes its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde.

The University of Strathclyde is Scotland’s third-largest university by number of students, with students and staff from over 100 countries.