OKACOM holds community consultations on the future of the Okavango Delta

OKACOM holds community consultations on the future of the Okavango Delta

The world’s largest inland delta, the Cubango-Okavango river basin is recognised as a site of global ecological importance. But a growing population, poor infrastructural development and climate change are threatening the ecological integrity of this near-pristine Ramsar wetland and World Heritage Site. The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) provides technical advice to the…

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…