Monday, July 05, 2010

Crossing boundaries: knowledge sharing for sustainable use of the Okavango Waters

In this article, the author, Monica Morrison, looks at how the sharing of knowledge amongst the three countries of Angola, Botswana and Namibia have forged transboundary partnerships for the future of the Okavango River Basin. These partnerships are the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM), the Kavango Transfrontier Park (KAZA), the Orange Sengu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM) and the Limpopo Water Course Commission(LIMCOM). The approach used was to collect new data and produce what scientists call integrated flows analysis, to assess how the river's complex ecology would respond to certain activities like irrigated agriculture for example. This article is available in the HOORC Library.

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