Preparatory phase GGRETA Project Stampriet study case

In May 2012, within its Strategic Framework 2010-2015 and as part of the initiatives of a global water program, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) issued an invitation to present projects for funding with transboundary aquifers as the central theme.

The preparatory phase of the SDC Full Size Project “Groundwater Resources Governance in Transboundary Aquifers” activities was undertaken with the objective of conducting an inventory of existing information on the Kalahari-Karoo / Stampriet Aquifer zone and identifying information gaps with respect to a group of indicators enabling a first characterization of the aquifer. Information on groundwater conditions, hydrogeology, climate, environment, and socioeconomic aspects within Botswana, Namibia and South Africa was compiled, along with a preliminary stakeholder mapping for the aquifer zone.