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TitleBuilding links between local governments and IWRM
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsM. López, B, Chonguiça, E, Monggae, F, Sullivan, C, Tsholofelo, B
Pagination15 p.; 2 tab.
Date Published2008-03-01
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordscase studies, southern africa, water resources management

LoGo Water is a research project that aims to significantly improve the capacity of local governments to fulfill their role in the adoption of sound integrated water resources
management solutions and to contribute to the achievement of the water-related Millennium Development Goals. The project focuses specifically on the Southern Africa
Development Community (SADC) region and particularly on the countries of the Limpopo river basin, involving eight associated local governments from the basin countries of Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The focus of the Logo Water Project is on the Limpopo basin, which along with the Zambezi, is one of Southern Africa’s most important shared river basin. Flowing between Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, it is a critical shared resource for the populations living along it. The basin occupies 420,000 km2 and has a population of around 15 million people including 10 major cities and numerous towns and local communities. The river is estimated to provide water for around 250,000 ha of irrigation in the riparian countries, mainly being in South Africa (200,000ha) with another 40,000 in Mozambique.[authors abstract]

This document is part of the project ‘LoGo Water : towards effective involvement of local government in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in river basins of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region’.

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