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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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Policy, Legislation and Strategies

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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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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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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Support to Phase 2 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview

Overview The main objectives of this consultancy were to enlarge and improve the existing models for the Orange-Senqu Basin, so that they incorporated all of the essential components in the four Basin States and are accepted by each Basin State. These models must be capable of providing the current and likely future information needs of […]

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Groundwater overview for Lower Vaal Catchment Management Area – 2003

Groundwater overview for Lower Vaal Catchment Management Area – 2003 Development of Internal Strategic Perspectives Author: JA Pretorius and I Dennis, Darcy Groundwater Scientists and Consultants Bloemfontein, South Africa Source: Directorate: Water Resource Planning, Department of Water Affairs, South Africa

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Integrated Water Resources Planning for South Africa – 2010

Integrated Water Resources Planning for South Africa – 2010 Overview This report is an updated expression of the thinking and planning of the Department of Water Affairs, and includes a summary of the water resource situation for all the identified growth areas in the country as at 31 May 2010. This water resource situation analysis was first prepared in […]

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