A renewed plan for Eastern and Southern African regulators

A renewed plan for Eastern and Southern African regulators

The Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation Regulators Association (ESAWAS) is a network of regulators from the Southern African Development Community, as well as Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda, who work together to improve the effectiveness of water services regulation in the region. This October, CRIDF hosted a high level delegation from the Association in…

Presenting at COP24: Transboundary actions to address climate change

Presenting at COP24: Transboundary actions to address climate change

The latest United Nations conference on climate change, COP24, brought together people from 190 counties in Katowice, Poland this December. CRIDF’s water resource management expert Jonathan Barnes was among these delegates, participating in the session ‘Supporting transboundary actions to address climate change’. This session was organised by the African Development Bank and the United Nations…

Talking ecosystems, infrastructure and people at World Water Week

Talking ecosystems, infrastructure and people at World Water Week

This year’s World Water Week once again brought more than 3,000 international water experts to Stockholm at the end of August, united under the theme of “Water, ecosystems and human development”. CRIDF took part throughout the week. CRIDF’s Caroline Brown, as a member of Stockholm International Water Institute’s Young Scientific Programme Committee, held responsibility for…

Engaging with the Komati Basin Water Authority

Engaging with the Komati Basin Water Authority

Following a successful Rapid Advisory Service (RAS) in 2018, CRIDF has agreed to continue helping the bi-national Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) better deal with drought and climate change in both eSwatini and South Africa. Formed in 1993, the Authority manages the release of water from Driekoppies Dam in South Africa and Maguga Dam in…

Local stakeholders map vulnerabilities across the Zambezi Basin

Local stakeholders map vulnerabilities across the Zambezi Basin

This October at the 3rd Annual Zambezi Basin Stakeholders’ Forum in Lilongwe, CRIDF presented the work it has undertaken to map the hazards and vulnerabilities that impact livelihoods in the Zambezi River Basin. CRIDF’s hotspot mapping approach is unique and valuable because of the way it combines robust scientific processes with local stakeholder knowledge. The…

Perspectives on mainstreaming climate resilience into water infrastructure

Perspectives on mainstreaming climate resilience into water infrastructure

Southern Africa is facing a large number of climate risks as a result of increased extreme weather events, which in combination with low levels of adaptive capacity, makes this part of the continent highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. An example of this are the impacts from the 2015 drought, which resulted in…

Collaboration for resilience in SADC’s transport corridor border towns

This June, a meeting on cross-border infrastructure projects brought CRIDF and some of its key collaborators to the offices of the Zambian Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection in Lusaka. The meeting was organised by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Water Fund in order to establish closer working relationships between the…