Technical Workshop on the Governance of the Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer: Data Harmonization and Joint Assessment
The International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) is organizing a technical meeting on the assessment of the Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer (Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa) within the framework of the “Groundwater Resources Governance in Transboundary Aquifers” (GGRETA) project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The technical meeting will be held on 23-26 February at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The workshop aims at reviewing harmonised data prepared by experts from the three countries, and prepare the integrated assessment of the aquifer which is based on a multidisciplinary approach to transboundary aquifers governance and management, addressing scientific, socio-economic, environmental, legal, institutional, and gender aspects.
The workshop is a major milestone to paving the way to the setting up of one of the first examples of a joint coordination mechanism for the management and governance of a transboundary aquifer.