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Support to Phase 3 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview

Overview The main objectives of this consultancy were to undertake scenario analyses, economic, water requirement projection and ecological support studies Read more

Water Resources Quality Joint Basin Surveys (JBSs)

The second 5-yearly comprehensive Joint Basin Survey (JBS2) of the quality of the water resources of the Orange-Senqu River Basin was undertaken Read more

2014 Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP) – Summary and Documents

Purpose: This article will provide an overview of the 2014 IWRMP and provide links to the actual documents Related WIS Read more

Irrigation Water Demand Management (WP6)

Objectives The overall objective of the work package was to attain an overall understanding of how better management practices could reduce Read more

Lesotho

 

ORANGE–SENQU RIVER BASIN, Lesotho

 

Inappropriate management of the Orange–Senqu’s catchment has resulted in erosion in Lesotho’s sensitive rangelands contributing high sediment loads to the river system. At Mount Moorosi, stone walls are built by community volunteers to stop further erosion and rehabilitate rangelands above the Senqu River.

Mamasako Lesotsa volunteers her labour three days a week to fight soil erosion, clear invasive bushes and plant seeds of indigenous, nutritious grass on common lands where she is one of many villagers who graze their livestock.