Southern Africa


The project aims to strengthen the coordination and collaboration capacity of African Lake and River Basin Organizations (L/RBOs), Commissions and/or cooperative framework for transboundary groundwater management and their member states towards improved transboundary water governance in Africa through improved support by the African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO).


Water is an important component of our physical environment and it is, above all, indispensable for life on Earth. Groundwater covers a significant part of the corresponding water demands, in particular in areas with a relatively dry climate. Until not very long ago, the invisible groundwater used to be taken for granted in most countries, but this attitude is no longer appropriate. Lessons have been learned during the last half of a century during which different types of pressures on the groundwater resources started and continued increasing steadily.

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