Overview The main objectives of this consultancy were to undertake scenario analyses, economic, water requirement projection and ecological support studies Read more
Support to Phase 3 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview
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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Support to Phase 2 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: 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 ORASECOM. This will involve being able to assess the implications of additional water resource development options to achieve water security in each Basin State – including possible changes to operating rules for water supply and storage infrastructure.
This will ensure that ORASECOM is able to demonstrate that its operations are aligned with the principles embodied in the SADC Water Protocol.
The Project included 6 work packages that are described below (for more information about the work packages, please click on the title):
Objectives: To enlarge and improve existing models so that they incorporate all essential components in all four States and are accepted by each State
Objectives: Updating of hydrological data, hands-on capacity building in each basin state for generation of reliable hydrological data including the evaluation of national databases.
Objectives: Build on Phase 1 initial assessment to propose water quality management plan, based on monitoring of agreed water quality variables at selected key points
Objectives: Several objectives leading to assessment of adaptation needs
Objectives: Several objectives leading to management and monitoring
system responsive to environmental flow allocation
Objectives: To arrive at recommendations on best management practices in
irrigation sector and enhanced productive use of water
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