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

GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Funded by BMZ, supported by UKaid (from the Department of International Development) and AusAID, GIZ is currently supporting two projects in the Orange-Senqu River basin:

Transboundary Water Management in SADC

Objective

The objective of the Transboundary Water Management in SADC programme is to strengthen human and institutional capacities for sustainable management of water resources according to the Regional Strategic Action Plan (RSAP) at regional and basin levels.

Project Description

The programme provides support to the SADC Secretariat and River Basin Organisations (RBOs) to support the human and institutional capacity requirements to deal successfully with the complex issues that arise in transboundary water management.

Project Components

The program focuses on the following components:

  • Strengthening of SADC Water Division, RBOs and Water Utilities
  • RBO Exchange Programme
  • Development of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Plans
  • Training in IWRM
  • Information Management
  • Policy harmonisation

The international cooperating partners are BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and UKaid (from the Department for International Development) and AusAID – Australian Agency for International Development.

The lead implementing agency and responsible institution for the programme is the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana. The project duration is from 2005 to 2015.

 

River Basin Organisations (RBOs):

 

This programme includes the following RBOs:

  • LIMCOM – Limpopo Watercourse Commission
  • ORASECOM – Orange-Senqu River Commission
  • Kunene PJTC – Kunene Permanent Joint Technical Committee
  • Rovuma JWC – Rovuma Joint Water Commission

 

Deliverables

 

Support project reports are available in the Publications section.

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Plan: Phase 1

 

River Basin Dialogue (RBD): Enhancing capacity of regional institutions for integrated water resources management in shared watercourses in SADC/ Sub-Sahara Africa.

 

Project Objective

The objective of the River Basin Dialogue (RBD) project is to enable decision-makers and managers of selected shared watercourse institutions, and their national and local partners, to develop institutional processes and implement mechanisms towards joint integrated water resources management at regional, national and local levels.

Project Description

The RBD project is designed to facilitate a process that key actors in shared watercourse institutions acquire multidisciplinary awareness and knowledge, practical skills and other key competences to fulfill their duties in the framework of the shared watercourse institutions to interact and engage with stakeholders in planning and decision-making.

Project Components

 

The project consists of three main components:

  1. Develop multi-stakeholder participation strategies and implementation mechanisms to facilitate consensus building between user groups and River Basin Organisations (RBOs).
  2. Assist RBOs to improve decision-making and coordination mechanisms for balancing economic, social and environmental aspects in water infrastructure development in shared watercourses; and
  3. Improve professional capacity to adapt Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) regimes in shared watercourse institutions under conditions of climate change and potential conflicts over increasing water shortages.

The international cooperating partners are the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The project duration is from 2008 – 2011.

 

River Basin Organisations:

 

The River Basin Dialogue programme includes the following RBOs:

  • LIMCOM – Limpopo Watercourse Commission
  • NBI – Nile Basin Initiative
  • ORASECOM – Orange-Senqu River Commission
  • ZAMCOM – Zambezi Watercourse Commission
  • Rovuma JWC – Rovuma Joint Water Commission