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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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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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Understanding the Tuli Karoo – Ministry Meetings and Field Visit

The Tuli Karoo is a transboundary aquifer shared between Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Work on characterising transboundary aquifers has been steadily progressing in the southern African region, with significant contribution from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Studies in the Ramotswa Aquifer (Botswana and South Africa) and in the…

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