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

This page provides access to documentation from ORASECOM endorsed projects in the Orange-Senqu River basin. The publications are organised by the different ICP support programmes.

This page also provides access to ORASECOM’s NEWSLETTERS. ORASECOM has issued its first newsletter covering the period January to December 2009. However, this issue also provides a brief background on the Orange-Senqu River Basin and ORASECOM’s projects being supported by the different International Cooperating Partners (ICPs). The newsletters can be accessed by clicking here.

Additional ORASECOM publications will be made available on this page as they are developed.

FGEF Support

The French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) provided support to strengthen the capacities and experience of ORASECOM, through the implementation of concrete actions by the establishment of project implementation unit (PIU) as an interim body until permanent secretariat for ORASECOM was in place. The PIU was to apply the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in its supervision of project implementation. The support programme published a series of reports, summarising their activities.

GIZ

In view of the existing and possible future developments that will influence the availability of water in the Orange River, the Orange River Integrated Water Resources Management Plan Phase I was developed. This programme has been followed by a second phase, which aims to develop a basin-wide integrated water resources management plan.

UNDP/GEF

The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis was completed in 2009 and is available to download from the UNDP website or from the ORASECOM website.

EU

The European Union (EU) provides project support to ORASECOM aimed at institutional strengthening of ORASECOM and building the capacity of the organisation to deliver on its mandate.

Joint Water Resources Quality Survey (JBS)

ORASECOM will undertake a detailed assessment of the water resources quality state of the Orange Senqu River system in September / October/November 2010. This Joint Basin-wide Survey will provide the first broad understanding of the state of the aquatic ecosystems, Habitats, the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants, and water quality at river sites throughout the Basin. The survey will learn from similar surveys conducted by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR). The proposed Orange-Senqu Joint Basin-wide Survey -1 (JBS-1) will set the baseline water resources quality for the system. The planning and execution of JBS-1 will be actively supported by all the Contracting Parties and the International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) i.e. UNDP-GEF, EU and GTZ(BMZ/UKaid). Two planning workshops have been held on the 24th of May 2010, and the 21st of September 2010, in Johannesburg, and Pretoria, South Africa, respectively. To view presentations made at these workshops click here.

 

AfDB

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 stratety & plan, as well as undertaking a pre-feasibility study for the Lesotho-to-Botswana Water Transfer and a feasibility study for the proposed dam site on the Makhaleng River in Lesotho.