CRIDF Case studies

CRIDF Case studies

The links below provide downloadable case studies which demonstrate the work CRIDF has delivered so far. Together, these offer an overview of the types of project CRIDF can support.

Managing Flood Risk in the Incomati Basin: lessons from the enhanced public private cooperation for the region thumbnail

Working towards regional water, food and energy security through Virtual Water considerations

(PDF, 104 KB, 2016)

An overview of CRIDF’s work on Virtual Water

Reducing drought and flood vulnerability through innovation, Mayana, Namibia

(PDF, 2.1 MB, Undated)

This case study leaflet discusses CRIDF’s involvement in reducing flood vulnerability in Mayana, Namibia. The Mayana Community Water Project is a local initiative to encourage agricultural production outside of flood vulnerable areas. The project is unique in that it deals with flood risk and vulnerability to drought through the clever application of infrastructure. CRIDF has supported irrigation water supply and developed small-scale irrigation systems in areas outside the floodplain, allowing households to grow crops for consumption and increasing the economic value of crops.

Transfrontier water management: Reducing conflict and poverty through permanent water provisions in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

(PDF, 3.4 MB, Undated)

This case study leaflet details CRIDF’s exploration of transfrontier management solutions throughout the Kavango‑Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, which is home to over three million people. Such areas are being widely adopted in Southern Africa to ensure that key ecological processes continue to function where borders have divided ecosystems, river basins and wildlife dispersal corridors. CRIDF offered technical expertise to improve shared water management and climate resilient infrastructure in the five countries bordering Kavango‑Zambezi. CRIDF quickly built small‑scale drip irrigation systems, domestic water supply systems and wildlife fencing, protecting communities from wildlife movement.

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Integrating climate resilience into infrastructure planning in Southern Africa

(PDF, 461 KB, 2016)

An overview of the tools CRIDF applies to integrate climate resilience into its work, including an example from Tanzania

Managing Flood Risk in the Incomati Basin: lessons from the enhanced public private cooperation for the region thumbnail

Managing flood risk in the Incomati Basin: lessons from the enhanced public private cooperation for the region

(PDF, 409 KB, 2016)

A description of the work CRIDF has carried out in the Incomati basin to reduce flood risk.

Water is Life in Masvingo, Zimbabwe thumbnail

Water is life in Masvingo, Zimbabwe

(PDF, 522 KB, 2016)

An overview of the problems the poor in Masvingo face and the two irrigation schemes CRIDF has implemented to help to alleviate these problems

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Mobilising finance for Swaziland’s Security

(PDF, 189 KB, 2016)

A brief description of the work that CRIDF has implemented in Swaziland, which includes mobilising more than £63m for a dam that will secure Swaziland’s water security.

The road to regional climate resilience: SADC’s transboundary ‘River Basin Organisations’ emerge as an exciting new platform thumbnail

The road to regional climate resilience: SADC’s transboundary River Basin Organisations emerge as an exciting new platform

(PDF, 202 KB, 2016)

This two‑sided document explains the support CRIDF has provided to the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission in equitable climate resilient infrastructure planning and delivery.

CRIDF’s Presence in the Save River Basin: Flowing Towards Cooperative Water Management thumbnail

CRIDF’s presence in the Save river basin: flowing towards cooperative water management

(PDF, 415 KB, 2016)

This case study describes the issues that communities in the Save river basin face and the work CRIDF has done to improve their access to water, as well as achieve transboundary cooperation in the basin.