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Piloting a transboundary groundwater network during a pandemic: the Tuli Karoo experience

The Tuli Karoo Aquifer, shared among Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, is located in a very arid region. Surface water resources in the Tuli Karoo Aquifer area are scarce and unreliable, so groundwater is used as the primary source for agriculture, domestic and industrial water in the mainly rural communities…

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Upcoming Event: Tuli Karoo Session at the 3rd SADC Groundwater Conference

A virtual session will take place during the 3rd SADC Groundwater Conference on the 26th of November 2020 at 12:40pm SAST. This will be a joint session highlighting ongoing work in the Tuli Karoo and Eastern Kalahari Karoo transboundary aquifers, bringing together project partners and government officials. Please follow the…

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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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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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