UNESCO is currently implementing the third phase of the project “Governance of Groundwater Resources in Transboundary Aquifers” (GGRETA-3). In the Read more
Consultancy Call for Application: Strengthening Groundwater Governance and Data Collection and Reporting
Job Opportunities : Integrated Transboundary River Basin Management for the Sustainable Development of the Limpopo River Basin
The Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA) is pleased to invite candidates to submit their applications for the positions of Read more
2020-2021 Orange-Senqu Surface Water Quantity Synoptic Analysis
Welcome to the first surface water quantity report of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM), for the hydrological year 2020-2021. For Read more
Khakea-Bray Transboundary Dolomite Aquifer Recharge Assessment
Documentation and Data: A read-only folder structure of all reports, data, and models related to the STAS can be accessed Read more
ORANGE–SENQU RIVER BASIN, Botswana
The rainwater that was trapped and channelled by the hill at Tsabong has, for thousands of years, been a renowned source of ‘sweet’ water in an area otherwise plagued with few and brackish water sources. It has allowed humans, their livestock and wildlife to survive in the arid Kalahari of southwestern Botswana.
Pits have been dug for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, prolonging the presence of water well into the dry season. In more recent times, these and other watering points have become foci around which settlements have developed.
This has made the water less accessible to wildlife and the area around the pans denuded and degraded from overgrazing, remobilising previously vegetated, stable dunes.