Tuesday, June 20, 2006

New reports from Improved River Basin Management Program

Two new reports from the Improved River Basin Management Program are available on the Okavango Integrated River Basin Management Project web site and in HOORC's Library.

Improving Hydrometric Systems Institutional And Training Assessment For Hydrological Monitoring describes the results of an assessment of approaches to conduct hydrological monitoring, use and manage information at responsible institutions in Angola, Botswana and Namibia. Enhancing Data Management For OKACOM identifies data and information needs for the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) and other users of information on the Okavango River Basin. The primary result of this consultancy was a data and information management strategy for the proposed OKACOM Secretariat.

The USAID/OKACOM Okavango River Basin Project, a four-year initiative, is coordinated by the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) and funded by USAID/Southern Africa. The Project collaborates with OKACOM and its technical advisory committee, the Okavango Basin Steering Committee (OBSC), as well as government ministries, active non-governmental organizations in the basin, communities, regional academic and research institutions, and businesses and local government institutions that use and manage the resources in the Okavango River Basin.

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