Climate-proofing water and energy supplies in the Zambezi River Basin

Climate-proofing water and energy supplies in the Zambezi River Basin

In May 2019, UK Aid representatives visited Livingstone, Zambia, where CRIDF is helping the Southern Water & Sewerage Co. (SWSCO) prepare a feasibility study as part of an application to the Green Climate Fund to climate-proof the city’s water supply and sanitation network. Livingstone is especially vulnerable to climate change due to reductions in the…

Bridging the gap in Zambia’s water network

Bridging the gap in Zambia’s water network

The town of Kazungula, Zambia, located at a convergence with Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, is poorly serviced by water infrastructure. Yet its proximity to the world-class tourist attraction of Victoria Falls and the impending replacement of the ferry with the Kazungula Bridge means that expansion of existing services is urgently needed. This is especially critical…

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…

A coffee grower, a dam and a partnership for water security in northern Zambia

This June, CRIDF met with the global specialty coffee producer Olam to discuss future pro-poor possibilities for a dam that Olam is planning to build on the Chambeshi River in the Northern region of Zambia. Olam is the third largest agri-business in the world operating in 66 countries, including five Southern African Development Community countries.…

Country by country: overviews of CRIDF action

CRIDF has produced a series of 11 Country Overviews to succinctly present the full scope of its engagement in projects within each Southern African Development Community country. Given the Facility’s numerous streams of activities across Southern Africa, many of which are transboundary initiatives spanning multiple countries, these briefs were created to make it easy for anyone…

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…