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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

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Integrated Water Resources Management

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 to produce the 2014 Orange-Senqu Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP). The Project included 5 work packages that are described below. Funding Organisation(s): GIZ   WP 4A: Economic Analysis of Water based on Water Accounting for the […]

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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 Articles: 2014 Integrated Water Resources Management Plan – Development and Supporting Studies Reports: ORASECOM, (2015) Integrated Water Resources Management Plan for the Orange-Senqu River Basin – Executive Summary, Report by GIZ for ORASECOM, ORASECOM Report […]

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Preparation and development of integrated water resources quality management plan (WP 3)

Objectives The central objective of this work package was to provide the tools, methods and training for the implementation of a water resource quality management plan. A framework for the management of water resource quality in the Orange–Senqu River Basin was previously proposed by a European Union Development Fund project which was also providing support […]

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2014 Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP) – Development and Supporting Studies

  Introduction This article outlines the aims and objectives of the basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Plan development  as well as how the work would be carried out through a combination of consolidation of technical studies and stakeholder consultation. During the development of the IWRM Plan it is ensured that the key basic elements are […]

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Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) of the Orange-Senqu River

Overview and Purpose The main purpose of this transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) is to provide a scientific and technical basis for the identification and prioritisation of key issues concerning the degradation of aquatic ecosystems in the Orange–Senqu River basin. It is intended as a decision-support tool for the Orange–Senqu basin states and stakeholders to identify […]

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Agreement for the Establishment of the Orange-Senqu Commission

Preamble The Governments of the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of South Africa (hereinafter jointly referred to as the “Parties” and in the singular as a “Party”); CONSIDERING the relative paucity of water resources in the Southern African Region and the need to provide the people in the Region with access […]

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SADC Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses

Objectives The overall objective of this Protocol is to foster closer cooperation for judicious, sustainable and coordinated management, protection and utilisation of shared watercourses and advance the Southern African Development Community agenda of regional integration and poverty alleviation. In order to achieve this objective, this Protocol seeks to: promote and facilitate the establishment of shared […]

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Transboundary Environmental Assessment for the Orange-Senqu River Basin

Overview and Purpose In their meeting in 2005 the Ministers responsible for water in the riparian States of the Orange-Senqu River basin have recognised the need for formal guidance for communication and collaboration on transboundary environmental assessment in the context of the ORASECOM Agreement. Such guidance would, among with other provisions, enable active stakeholder participation […]

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Strategic Action Programme for the Orange-Senqu River Basin

Overview and Purpose The Orange-Senqu Strategic Action Programme (SAP) is a negotiated document that provides a basin-wide framework for the implementation of a prioritised set of national and joint transboundary actions and investments for addressing jointly agreed priority environmental concerns in the Orange-Senqu river basin. The SAP is endorsed at political (Ministerial) level and together […]

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Development of Integrated Orange-Senqu River Basin Model (WP1)

Objectives to enlarge and improve the existing models to cover the total Orange River Basin and to capacitate representatives of each of the basin states to set up and use the models. Main Activities Assessment of strengths and weaknesses of existing models Extension and expansion of the existing models Assessment of system yields Review the […]

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