1. Executive Secretary: Orange Senqu River Commission
  2. TERMS OF REFERENCE For The Appointment of a Service Provider for The Review of The Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) For The Orange – Senqu River Mouth Estuary
  4. Consultancy services to facilitate the marketing and sales of prosopis products for /ai-/ais, dreihuk, gibeon and mariental pilot sites
  5. Procurement for supply, installation, training and commissioning of water quality monitoring and laboratory equipment for Orasecom member state of Lesotho
  6. Consulting Services – Water Information System (WIS)
  7. Support to the Orange River Mouth rehabilitation project
  8. Namibia prepares for combating Prosopis
  9. ORASECOM is hiring consultants
  10. 4th SADC Groundwater Conference 10-12 November 2021
  11. Botswana Desalination Plant Project Launched
  12. 39th IAHR World Congress
  13. Water is a matter of life and death – Opinion piece
  14. Webinar: Transboundary Water Management under conditions of Climate and Political Uncertainty: Middle Eastern and South African Perspectives
  15. World Water Week Groundwater Webinar
  16. Interview with Lenka Thamae, Executive Secretary of ORASECOM on the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer scheme
  17. Webinar Series: Groundwater – Base Rock of Resilience
  18. Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy & Plan & Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer (L-BWT) Project
  19. GIZ
  20. Joint Water Resources Quality Survey (JBS)
  21. FGEF Support
  22. Water Information System (WIS)
  23. Joint Irrigation Authority (JIA)
  24. Water Information System (WIS)
  25. Adequate Rainfall Predicted for SADC October-December Season
  26. Orange-Senqu Basin Wide Groundwater Survey
  27. Fundraising for the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer Project
  28. Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit
  29. International Conference on FRESH WATER GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 5th – 7th November, 2012, Champagne Sports Resort, Central Drakensburg (KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa
  30. 4th Orange-Senqu River Basin Symposium, 6th – 7th June 2012, Campus of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  31. The African Transboundary River Basin Support Programme came to an end
  32. Towards Transboundary Evironmental Assessment Guidelines for the Orange-Senqu River Basin
  33. ORASECOM initiates work on the Orange-Senqu River Learning Box
  34. The ORASECOM Secretariat takes delivery of a three dimensional map of the basin
  35. ORASECOM publishes its “State of the Orange-Senqu River System” Report
  36. ORASECOM initiates work on the Orange-Senqu River Learning Box
  37. Training on Aquatic Ecosystem Health Monitoring
  38. The Urban Pollution Workshop at Mohale Dam
  39. Phase 2 of an IWRM Plan Development Project came to an end
  40. ORASECOM opens the Secretariat offices
  41. ORASECOM is visited by the Volta Basin Authority
  42. Training on Water Resources Yield Simulation Models
  43. ORASECOM at the 3rd Africa Water Week in Addis Ababa
  44. ORASECOM comes of age at 10!
  45. ORASECOM participates in the 13th International RiverSymposium
  46. ORASECOM works with the Benguela Current Commission
  47. Environmental Flows Requirements Site selection and survey for Caledon, Kraai, South Africa & Lesotho
  48. First Delphi Workshop, June 2010, North West, South Africa
  49. ORASECOM Prepares for the Joint Basin Survey – 1
  50. Workshop on Stakeholder Participation – Maseru, Lesotho
  51. Visit of the Nile Equatorial Subsidiary Action Plan group
  52. 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


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




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