Botswana Makes Progress in Riparian Water Use

16 Mar 2009 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Botswana's Ministry of Minerals Energy and Water Resources has made progress in promoting conjunctive use of surface and underground water, water conservation and in exploring the increased access to water from international river basins in which Botswana has riparian rights, according to Minister Ponatshego Kedikilwe. Kedikilwe said earlier this month that increasing Botswana's access to water from international river basins is a major challenge because of a lack of cooperation from some of the riparian countries with which Botswana shares river basins. "The [Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM)] Agreement is yet to become law and has only been ratified by three out of eight riparian countries...

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