Scoping complete and feasibility studies underway in Kasumbalesa (DRC) and Kasumbalesa (Zambia) cross-border project to improve water sanitation and hygiene

Scoping complete and feasibility studies underway in Kasumbalesa (DRC) and Kasumbalesa (Zambia) cross-border project to improve water sanitation and hygiene

CRIDF recently completed the first phase of a transboundary project to improve water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Kasumbalesa border towns along the Copper Belt Transport Corridor, straddling Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In this first phase – a scoping assessment – CRIDF analysed data provided by the German development agency GIZ…

Workshop hastens progress as Save River Basin project Phase 2 gains momentum

Workshop hastens progress as Save River Basin project Phase 2 gains momentum

The Save River Basin is one of three basins shared exclusively between Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In 2013, the two countries produced a Save River Basin Joint Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy, which lays out 20-year development priorities for the basin. Since 2015, CRIDF has been helping the countries implement some components of the strategy. The…

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…