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…

SADC-GMI implements the “Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa Training”

Bloemfontein, South Africa – Addressing groundwater management in the river basin organizations is not completely new. It has been discussed at international events such as the Africa Water Week, Stockholm World water Week and other similar platforms over the years. The significance of Transboundary water management in Africa has been emphasized in the African Water Vision 2025. In Africa there are about eighty transboundary lakes and river basins and at least seventy transboundary aquifer basins. The African Water Vision stresses that groundwater is the major, and often only the source of drinking water for more than 75% of the African population especially amongst the poor rural communities. Consequently, broad consensus was reached within AMCOW and the African/International Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO/INBO) that groundwater must be addressed through integrated river basin management.

Members of SADC-GMI’s Board of Directors Undergo Orientation / Training Session in Pretoria: 20-21 July 2017

Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC–GMI) hosted an orientation/training for its Board of Directors from the 21st to the 22nd of July 2017, at Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Campus in Pretoria, South Africa. The training was facilitated by Ms. Barbara Strydom on behalf of Jeyax Development and Training, based in Pretoria.

Training on Managed Aquifer Recharge Held at Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia on 2 March 2017

The training was attended by 37 participants from 11 SADC Member States, the World Bank representative from Washington DC in the USA, SADC Secretariat, NamWater, City of Windhoek and Ministry of Agricuture, Water and Forestry in Namibia. Dr. Ricky Murray of Groundwater Africa Consultants delivered the theoretical training from morning until lunch. The afternoon was…