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

Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRM plan)

The  four countries have developed a Consolidated Orange-Senqu River Basin IWRM Plan which identifies a number of key priorities aimed at achieving the sustainable management and development of the basin water resources – and have prioritised key investments through the development of a Climate Resilient Water Resources Development Investment Plan. The implementation of the IWRM Plan and the Investment Plan – requires a range of stakeholders more than just the governments. Hence this work is relevant to a wide range of audiences including government, inter-governmental bodies, NGOs, CBOs, youth, media and the private sector. In order to promote a Sector Wide Approach (SWAP) for all scientific and technical activities within the Orange-Senqu River basin, the following themes were identified as priority areas by the Orange-Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM):

Optimised Sustainable Water Resources Management

Strategic Objective: Ensure the optimised sustainable management of the basin water resources

Action Areas:

  • Surface and groundwater assessments
  • Optimising efficient development and adaptive management of water resources

Inter/Intra-sectoral planning and coordination (Horizontal and vertical alignment)

Socio-economic upliftment and poverty eradication


Strategic Objective: Support socio-economic upliftment and eradication of poverty in the basin

 Action Areas:                                 

  • Equitable utilisation of water resources

Water resources developmentalignment)

Environmental Protection


Strategic Objective: Ensure that the adverse effects of catchment degradation are reduced and the sustainability of resource use is improved                                                                                                        

 Action Areas:

  • Improving water quality
  • Catchment degradation, watershed management, settlement and land-use planning

Environmental water requirement

Disaster Management


Strategic Objective: Maximise security from water-related disasters                                        

 Action Areas: Flood and drought mitigation, extreme events, climate proofing

Knowledge Base


Strategic Objectives: Put an adequate knowledge base in place                                                                

 Action Areas:

  • Water resources and associated environmental data and information

Water use and demand data and information

Capacity & Institutional Strengthening


Strategic Objectives: Build sufficient capacity and institutional strength                                              

 Action Areas: Organizational & Institutional

Stakeholder Engagement


Strategic Objective: Promote high level of stakeholder engagement                                                     

 Action Areas: Participation & Communication

Financial Sustainability


Strategic Objective: Ensure appropriate financing mechanisms are in place                            

 Action Areas: Financing & Management

Management and M&E


Strategic Objectives: Promote adaptive management and effective monitoring and evaluation systems                             

Action Areas: Management

Climate Change Adaption


Strategic Objectives: Promote the mainstreaming of adaptation to potential impacts of climate change into planned actions                                    

 Action Areas: Mainstreaming of Climate Change

Gender Mainstreaming


Strategic Objectives: Ensure the mainstreaming of gender considerations into planned actions

Action Areas: Gender mainstreaming