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

Support to the Orange River Mouth rehabilitation project 

Orasecom’s UNDP-GEF Strategic Action Programme (UNDP – GEF SAP) is working in collaboration with the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Orange River Mouth (ORM) Rehabilitation Project.

The ORM Rehabilitation Project Management Committee Coordinators, DFFE recently convened the first bi-annual meeting of this year, in Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa where all the stakeholders came together to review the progress made on the project.

The stakeholders on this critical project include the following sectors, tourism, water, agriculture, mining, non-governmental organisations and the affected communities. The stakeholders are charged with overseeing the implementation of the ORM Management Plan paramount to which is the rehabilitation of the river mouth, hence the importance of the bi-annal meeting to review progress or lack of it on interventions on this momentous project.

Meanwhile, the recent meeting came up with a number of recommendations and observations that include the need to have a Transboundary ORM Management Committee that would include the two affected riparian states, South Africa and Namibia.

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Furthermore, it was noted that the ORM Management Plan is drawing to a close and therefore there is a need for the plan to be reviewed with the view to establish the successes and failures of the plan. This was agreed, would assist with mapping a way forward as there is a lot of work that still needs to be done on the rehabilitation of the river mouth.

Looking introspectively the committee regrettably noted that there a huge need for an improvement on the data sharing of the water quality monitoring by the different stakeholders that conduct the monitoring independently. The committee agreed that there must be a synergised approach to conducting and sharing data on the water quality.

For his part, the ORASECOM UNDP-GEF SAP Environment Specialist, Mr Michael Ramaano updated the committee that the project would be assisted with acquiring services of a consultant to review the ORM Management Plan including the setting up of the Transboundary Management Committee.

Ramaano further added that the consultant would also assist with developing a water quality monitoring plan which would guide the various stakeholders into a synergised monitoring approach.

Lastly, Ramaano said that it is expected that the consultant would also be evaluating the current rehabilitation plan.

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