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CRIDF joins the dialogue for solutions at Adaptation Futures 2018

The fifth Adaptation Futures conference, one of the world’s major gatherings on climate change adaptation, took place in Cape Town, South Africa this June. As a facility developing long-term adaptation solutions to improve the lives of the poor in Southern Africa, CRIDF was there. Dr Pauline Lindeque represented CRIDF in the session Climate Change adaptation…

Sustainable water supplies for Namibian smallholders: project completed

In October 2017, CRIDF and partners in the Namibian part of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) completed the construction of water supply infrastructure in three flagship villages. Working with the KAZA Secretariat, the Southern African organisation Peace Parks Foundation and the contractor Afro Installations, CRIDF led the process of scoping, designing and…

OKACOM Technical Committee members assess critical flood gauges in Angola

This January, a team of water experts from four countries travelled along 3,000 kilometres of rural Angolan roads, in order to assess four very remote, but potentially life-saving, flood gauges. While floods regularly devastate communities in multiple floodplains – including Botswana’s Okavango Delta – they often begin with heavy rainfall in Angola’s remote tributaries. The…

Improvement of water and sanitation infrastructure begins in Zambia

In October 2017, work began on refurbishing water and sanitation infrastructure in the town of Kazungula, Zambia. This project is a partnership between CRIDF, the Southern Water and Sewerage Company and the contractor PCI Africa. The Kazungula project is part of the 12 towns water supply and sanitation initiative. This initiative was prioritised in 2011…

Rehabilitation of small dams underway in Zimbabwe

In partnership with Interconsult Zimbabwe and the contractor Global Water Technology, CRIDF has financed work on rehabilitating small dams in eastern Limpopo, Zimbabwe. The project, which began last October, will maintain and improve five dams in the regions Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South. In so doing, it will secure a sustainable water supply for household…

CRIDF at 8th Southern African Development Community Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogue

CRIDF recently participated in a series of stimulating presentations and discussions at the 8th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogue. Water dialogues were first set up to raise awareness of how integrated water resources management can lead to social and economic development. The 8th event was hosted by SADC in Johannesburg, South Africa…

CRIDF at COP23: talking climate change and water management with major funders

  COP23: A key forum for CRIDF This November the CRIDF team attended the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. Held under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – the COP meetings are an important part of the high level global movement to tackle global warming and its effects. Attending what…