SADC-GMI hosts the Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Shire Basin Project Validation Workshop

SADC-Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is implementing the Conjunctive Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Shire Basin (Shire ConWat). The Shire basin is shared between Mozambique and Malawi. The project recognizes that optimal transboundary water management results from taking conjunctive approaches that optimise water use across a diversity of water resources and scales.The overall objective of the   Shire ConWat…

SADC-GMI embarks on the Shire River – Aquifer System Conjunctive Water Resources Management Research (Shire ConWat) Project

Bloemfontein – South Africa: SADC-GMI is embarking on a major project on the Shire Transboundary Aquifer System shared between Malawi and Mozambique. The project is part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project, financed by the Global Environment Facility and the Multi-Donor Trust Fund Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) through the World Bank. The International Water Management Institute based in Pretoria, South Africa won the tender to implement the project on behalf and under the strategic guidance of the Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI). The project will involve conducting intensive studies in both Member States (Malawi and Mozambique) to support Transboundary Aquifers Management in Member States in collaboration with relevant government authorities and River Basin Organizations in finding solutions to shared groundwater challenges through Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Plans. The Shire system serves as a good pilot project in the SADC region as it provides a fairly unique opportunity to explore conjunctive management of multiple water resources. It is also an important watercourse in Malawi and Mozambique, playing a crucial role in socio-economic development for both Member States.

Conjunctive Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Shire River Basin (Shire ConWat) Project Joint Stakeholder Session

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, the Department of Water Resources, Malawi, and the National Directorate of Water Resources Management, Mozambique, is implementing the Conjunctive Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Shire River-Aquifer System project on behalf of the SADC-Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) .The project is part of the World Bank funded project entitled “Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States”.