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Tuli Karoo project update meeting: Pushing forward in unusual times

On the 19th of August 2020, country representatives, project partners, and the IWMI project team met online to discuss progress on the different project components of the ongoing study of conjunctive water management in the Tuli Karoo Transboundary Aquifer.  The current global pandemic meant a workshop planned for May 2020…

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Project Brief: A first step toward integrated management: Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis of the shared Tuli Karoo System, Limpopo River Basin

The Tuli Karoo Aquifer Area — as well as the broader surface water system that encompasses the aquifer — is shared among Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and forms part of the Limpopo River Basin. There has been very little investigation into the Tuli Karoo aquifer or the associated surface…

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Improving irrigation water and nutrient efficiency in the Tuli Karoo through virtual learning: a “new normal”?

In the dry and arid climate of the Tuli Karoo System, located at the confluence of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, irrigated agriculture can bridge dry spells and droughts, boost climate change adaptation for increased food production. Limited water resources call for more efficient irrigation water use, to stretch limited…

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Tuli Karoo transboundary aquifer monitoring – piloting a data logging system

As part of a USAID-supported project on Conjunctive Water Management across borders in the SADC region, a pilot groundwater-monitoring system is being developed for the Tuli Karoo Aquifer, shared among Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. This is believed to be the first time countries in sub- Saharan Africa have collaborated…

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Tuli Karoo featured on AGRILINKS!

We are pleased to highlight and share two articles on the activities in the Tuli Karoo that are featured on the AGRILINKS platform. To read more on this content, please follow the links below. Achieving Sustainable Resource Use by Measuring What You Manage: Groundwater Monitoring in the Shared Tuli Karoo Aquifer…

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The Tuli Karoo Shared System: Reviewing the baseline and charting the way forward

Securing water sources has become a critical area of focus for the water stressed southern African region. In the Tuli Karoo System, shared by Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, dams are a common feature with large dams in the Botswana portion and both large and subsurface sand dams in the…

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SADC member states of Malawi and Mozambique united in commitment to transboundary conjunctive water management

The Shire Aquifer and River Basin system, shared between Malawi and Mozambique in Southern Africa, is a unique system in that the river basin and the underlying aquifer largely coincide. It is also a basin with many water issues, especially floods and droughts, and the growth of water hyacinth. Groundwater…

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IWMI implements the Shire ConWat Knowledge Management Workshop in Mozambique

Delegates from the governments of Mozambique and Malawi, officials from the Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) and researchers from  IWMI, met at the Baobab Hotel in Tete, Mozambique for the Shire ConWat Knowledge Management Workshop, on April 16-17, 2019. The workshop was designed to bring the two…

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The RAMOTSWA Project leaves behind a lasting legacy

A two-and-a-half-day workshop to mark the official end of the RAMOTSWA Transboundary Aquifer Project took place at the Avani Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana from April 9 to 11 2019. Delegates drawn from the two governments of Botswana and South Africa, regional organisations Southern Africa Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI)…

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Media clips and dissemination material for the Ramotswa Project

Over the course of its project lifespan, the Ramotswa Project has attracted attention in local media as well as through partner networks. Media articles as well as project dissemination material can be viewed here.

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Malawi and Mozambique deliberate on the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis of the Shire River Aquifer System

Participants drawn mostly from government departments of Malawi and Mozambique converged at the Lotus Serendib Hotel in Blantyre for a two-day workshop hosted by the Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute SADC GMI and IWMI with the aim of presenting the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) of the Shire…

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The Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM) in Southern Africa launches its first-ever Groundwater Committee

The Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM), which coordinates shared international water issues among its four riparian states – Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe – recently formalized a cooperation mechanism focusing on groundwater resources and management. The mechanism will facilitate and promote the conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater resources…

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