1. ORASECOM is hiring consultants
  2. 4th SADC Groundwater Conference 10-12 November 2021
  3. Botswana Desalination Plant Project Launched
  4. 39th IAHR World Congress
  5. Water is a matter of life and death – Opinion piece
  6. Webinar: Transboundary Water Management under conditions of Climate and Political Uncertainty: Middle Eastern and South African Perspectives
  7. World Water Week Groundwater Webinar
  8. Interview with Lenka Thamae, Executive Secretary of ORASECOM on the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer scheme
  9. Webinar Series: Groundwater – Base Rock of Resilience
  10. Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy & Plan & Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer (L-BWT) Project
  11. GIZ
  12. Joint Water Resources Quality Survey (JBS)
  13. FGEF Support
  14. Water Information System (WIS)
  15. Joint Irrigation Authority (JIA)
  16. Water Information System (WIS)
  17. Adequate Rainfall Predicted for SADC October-December Season
  18. Orange-Senqu Basin Wide Groundwater Survey
  19. Fundraising for the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer Project
  20. Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit
  21. International Conference on FRESH WATER GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 5th – 7th November, 2012, Champagne Sports Resort, Central Drakensburg (KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa
  22. 4th Orange-Senqu River Basin Symposium, 6th – 7th June 2012, Campus of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  23. The African Transboundary River Basin Support Programme came to an end
  24. Towards Transboundary Evironmental Assessment Guidelines for the Orange-Senqu River Basin
  25. ORASECOM initiates work on the Orange-Senqu River Learning Box
  26. The ORASECOM Secretariat takes delivery of a three dimensional map of the basin
  27. ORASECOM publishes its “State of the Orange-Senqu River System” Report
  28. ORASECOM initiates work on the Orange-Senqu River Learning Box
  29. Training on Aquatic Ecosystem Health Monitoring
  30. The Urban Pollution Workshop at Mohale Dam
  31. Phase 2 of an IWRM Plan Development Project came to an end
  32. ORASECOM opens the Secretariat offices
  33. ORASECOM is visited by the Volta Basin Authority
  34. Training on Water Resources Yield Simulation Models
  35. ORASECOM at the 3rd Africa Water Week in Addis Ababa
  36. ORASECOM comes of age at 10!
  37. ORASECOM participates in the 13th International RiverSymposium
  38. ORASECOM works with the Benguela Current Commission
  39. Environmental Flows Requirements Site selection and survey for Caledon, Kraai, South Africa & Lesotho
  40. First Delphi Workshop, June 2010, North West, South Africa
  41. ORASECOM Prepares for the Joint Basin Survey – 1
  42. Workshop on Stakeholder Participation – Maseru, Lesotho
  43. Visit of the Nile Equatorial Subsidiary Action Plan group
  44. Visit to Lesotho Flow Gauging Stations

Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy & Plan and Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer (L-BWT) Project

With the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and other Partners, from January 2017 to June 2020, ORASECOM is developing its climate resilient water resources investment strategy & plan, as well as undertaking a pre-feasibility study for the Lesotho-Botswana water transfer and a feasibility study for the proposed dam site on the Makhaleng River in Lesotho.

In January 2017, an Agreement was signed between ORASECOM and the African Development Bank (AfDB). For more information click here.

With effect from the 1st of August 2018, the WRP Pty Limited and its Associates started providing consulting services to the already funded components of the Project. For more information on the selection of the Consultant, and the awarding of the consultancy contract to WRP and its Associates, click here.

INVESTMENT REQUEST
€3.42 million grant funding for outstanding feasibility studies related to the dam and conveyancing pipeline. For more information on the investment request click here.

Resources

Signing of An Agreement Between ORASECOM and AfDB

The pdf file below titled “PR_ORASECOM_Signing_January 2017” gives you more information on the signing of a Letter of agreement by the Parties on preparation of Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Basin.

Signing of An Agreement Between ORASECOM and AfDB

Consultancy Package One Contract Award

With effect from the 1st of August 2018, the WRP (Pty) Limited and its Associates were awarded a contract to develop a climate resilient water resources investment strategy & plan for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, as well as undertake a pre-feasibility study for the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer and a feasibility study for the proposed dam site on the Makhaleg River in Lesotho.

For more information on the selection of the Consultant, download the pdf file below.

Consultancy Package One Contract Award

Fundraising for the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer Project

The L-BWT scheme will supply water to Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa from the Makhaleng Dam – part of the Lesotho Lowlands Water Supply Scheme – through a 700 km water conveyance pipeline from Lesotho, through South Africa, to Botswana.

INVESTMENT REQUEST

<€3.42 million grant funding for outstanding feasibility studies related to the dam and conveyancing pipeline.

Fundraising drive is taking place at the 2018 Stockholm World Water Week, from 26-31 August 2018, with the support of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa (GWP-SA).
For more information on the investment requirement for the Project and invitation to a closed session with Mr Lenka Thamae, the Executive Secretary of ORASECOM, at the 2018 World Water Week, download the files below.

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