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Featured, Shared Watercourses

Water Knows No Border Between Angola and Namibia

A transboundary initiative aimed at providing clean drinking water and proper sanitation between Angola and Namibia, is making steady progress.


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Featured, Shared Watercourses

OKACOM Taking the Message to the People

A new comic book will bring results of a multi-year study of the Cubango-Okavango river system to an unusual audience – youth between 10 and 17.


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ZAMCOM is the Zambezi’s Insaka

ZAMCOM's Michael Mutale uses the model of the village court to explain the role of river basin organisations in Southern Africa.


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Featured, Shared Watercourses

Sharing Southern Africa’s Water

Sound agreements on the sustainable and equitable management of joint water resources require effective means to implement them. Water officials from across Southern Africa are meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe, to develop a mechanism to accomplish just that.


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Together Against the Rising Water

The Southern Africa region has made great strides in monitoring and responding to seasonal flooding, thanks in large measure to the growing strength of transboundary institutions.


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Shared Watercourses

Strengthening Komati Basin Communities

Posted on 13 June 2012

The story of KOBWA, the Komati Water Basin Authority, begins with a painful loss, but has unfolded over time into a tale of management of water resources for the common good, always remembering the needs of local communities.

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Podcasts, Shared Watercourses

Chobe River – What Conflict?

Posted on 08 June 2012

Botswana has ambitious plans for a commercial agriculture project that will draw nearly half a billion cubic metres of water per year from the Chobe River.

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Shared Watercourses

Le Congo devrait signer le protocole de la SADC sur l’eau

Posted on 08 June 2012

Analystes invitent la RDC à signer rapidement le protocole de la SADC sur l'eau.

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Jose Chiburre – A Friend in the River

Posted on 08 June 2012

The memories of a boy who grew up in Maputo's Magudi District may be key to protecting the integrity of the Zambezi.

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Shared Watercourses

Sergio Sitoe – Commission Calm Despite Stressed River Basin

Posted on 08 June 2012

Water pollution, disaster management, and water allocation have been the key challenges facing the Limpopo Water Course Commission.

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Tracy Molefi – Seeking Harmony Across Borders

Posted on 06 June 2012

'“It is our responsibility as RBOs to avoid conflict, uncertainty and mistrust because the people might just stop trusting the Commissions.'

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COLUMNS

Columns, Featured, Water Dialogue

Tackling Climate Change through Water

Posted on 28 June 2011

Some of the key adversities as a result of climate change are either floods or droughts, both of which require great effort in terms of mitigation.

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Columns, Podcasts, Water Dialogue

African women in the path of climate change

Posted on 15 October 2010

Climate change could drive women's empowerment, says Stephanie Midgley.

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Columns, Water Dialogue

‘If we can’t manage water well, Africa won’t progress

Posted on 13 October 2010

With 93 percent of Africa's water in transboundary basins, most parties are coming to appreciate how benefit sharing provides opportunities to for optimal water management, says David Phillips.

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Columns, Water Dialogue

The risks of climate change on food security in Southern Africa

Posted on 10 October 2010

Climate change threatens Africa's water and food security: the changes in climate will impact on social and political stability of most African countries.

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Columns, Water Dialogue

Southern Africa must find resources to back policy

Posted on 09 October 2010

The issue of funding has also been a thorny one. National governments consider feasibility studies expensive and not a priority and that has in the end cost the region.

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Columns, FANRPAN

‘Agriculture in Africa is changing rapidly’

Posted on 01 September 2010

ILRI researcher Marco Herrero is amazed by the ingenuity and adaptability of dryland farmers.

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INTERVIEWS

Interviews, Shared Watercourses

Freddie Motlhatlhedi – Strengthen Common Power Grid to Keep Lights On

Posted on 08 June 2012

The four countries that are party to the ZIZABONA electricity interconnection project – Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia – are set to move the project forward.

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Interviews, Shared Watercourses

Zambezi Commission Comes of Age

Posted on 07 June 2012

Negotiations over the Zambezi Watercourse Commission stimulated development of agreements on transboundary basin management for the whole of Southern Africa.

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Interviews, Shared Watercourses

Three Minutes with Sipho Nkambule, Chief Executive Officer of the Komati Basin Water Authority

Posted on 07 June 2012

Managing the Maguga Dam is a key priority for the Authority, which recently completed a resettlement programme for 125 families displaced by the reservoir.

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Interviews, Shared Watercourses

Elizabeth Karonga – Coaxing People Out of Harm’s Way

Posted on 06 June 2012

'In the past we used radio to alert people downstream, but we have realised that we need more.'

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6th IFAD Regional Forum, Conferences, Interviews, Podcasts

Sao Tomé project shows great promise

Posted on 17 November 2011

Farming cocoa, coffee and pepper in Sao Tomé show promise, with interest from Europe lifting farmers' profits.

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Interviews

Putting Agriculture on the Climate Change agenda

Posted on 17 November 2011

Expectations for Durban are low, but farmers not only want an agreement – they want agriculture to be put on the agenda.

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