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

DGIS - Directorate General For International Cooperation Of The Netherlands

DGIS is currently supporting 2 projects in the Orange-Senqu River basin:


SADC- Hydrological Cycle Observing System (HYCOS), Phase III

Project Objective

The project aims to promote regional co-operation between the National Hydrological Services (NHS’s) and set-up a regional information system on water resources.

Project Description

The SADC-Hydrological Cycle Observing System (HYCOS) Phase III is designed to consolidate and expand on project activities that were initiated during the previous two phases. The SADC-HYCOS project is part of the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) programme of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

River Basin Organizations

The programme includes the following RBOs:

  • Buzi
  • Congo
  • Kunene
  • Cuvelai
  • Incomati
  • Limpopo
  • Maputo – Usutu – Pongola
  • Okavango
  • Orange – Senqu
  • Pungwe
  • Ruvuma
  • Save/Sabi
  • Umbeluzi
  • Zambezi

SADC-Hydrological Cycle Observing System (HYCOS) Phase II

Project Objectives

The project objectives are:

  1. To assist the participating countries to establish the institutional capacity to assess the status and trend of their national water resources on a continuing basis and to provide adequate warnings of water-related hazards;
  2. To establish basic hydrological monitoring and data capture systems, using technology that balances modernity, economy, robustness, and suitability for the circumstances of the SADC sub-region; and
  3. To establish hydrological databases and information systems that provide users with the information they require, to the standards they need, and that provide a secure repository of information for an indefinite future.

Project Description

The SADC-Hydrological Cycle Observing System (HYCOS) Phase II is designed to consolidate and expand on project activities that were initiated during the first phase. The first phase promoted regional co-operation between the National Hydrological Services (NHS’s) and set-up a regional information system on water resources. The SADC-HYCOS project is part of the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) programme of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Project Components

This 2nd phase of the project builds on the achievements of the first phase of SADC-HYCOS and plans to deliver four distinct components:

  • Improvement of the network of hydrological observing stations
  • Further development of the regional and national water resources information systems
  • Identification and development of hydrological products of regional interest
  • Training and awareness building

The international partner organizations are the EC – European Commission
and the SADC Water Division. The regional implementing agency is the SADC Water Division.

River Basin Organizations

  • Buzi
  • Kunene
  • Cuvelai
  • Incomati
  • Limpopo
  • Maputo – Usutu – Pongola
  • Nile
  • Okavango
  • Orange – Senqu
  • Pungwe
  • Ruvuma
  • Save/Sabi
  • Umbeluzi
  • Zambezi