Tapping the potential of Southern Africa’s aquifers

Tapping the potential of Southern Africa’s aquifers

Southern Africa has been slow to utilise its ample groundwater resources. Despite offering a more reliable alternative to increasingly erratic rainfall and over-exploited rivers and lakes, for example, groundwater accounts for only one per cent of the water used in the region’s irrigation systems. This represents a lost opportunity. A sustainable groundwater strategy that closely…

Proposed water infrastructure facility consolidates the work of CRIDF

Proposed water infrastructure facility consolidates the work of CRIDF

A new water infrastructure facility to consolidate the gains of CRIDF after the UK aid-supported programme has ended was recently discussed at a meeting in Johannesburg. The facility will target climate resilient infrastructure projects and align its priorities with funds already operating within Southern Africa. The Water Resources Technical Committee (WRTC) Working Group meeting provided…