Tuli Karoo – Upper Limpopo System

Conjunctive surface-groundwater management of SADC’s shared waters: Generating principles through fit-for-purpose practice


The Tuli Karoo aquifer is shared among Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Work in this region will focus on achieving a solid understanding of the system and explore the scope for conjunctive management to improve water security in the three countries. This project will leverage on knowledge sharing with other shared water systems in the region, namely the Ramotswa Aquifer-Ngotwane River System (Botswana-South Africa) and the Shire River-Aquifer System (Malawi-Mozambique).


Project Objectives

The main objectives of the project are to

  1. To identify opportunities for conjunctive water management to contribute to improved food security and resilience in the shared Tuli Karoo- Upper Limpopo System
  2. To strengthen approaches for conjunctive management across borders, through lesson earning from the Tuli Karoo – Upper Limpopo System and lesson exchange across shared systems in SADC
  3. To contribute to sustainable water management in SADC

Shashe – Limpopo River confluence (Photo: R Mokomela)


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