Regional Meeting on Tools for the Sustainable Management of Transboundary Aquifers
The Governments of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, jointly with the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are organizing the Regional Meeting on Tools for the Sustainable Management of Transboundary Aquifers. The meeting will be held from 28 to 31 July 2015 at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The meeting will gather Ministerial Representatives from the Government of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, as well as local experts, academia, and NGOs.
The main objective of the meeting is to raise awareness and promote transboundary aquifer cooperation in Southern Africa. The meeting will include stakeholder consultation for the assessment of the Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer System (STAS, shared between South Africa, Botswana and Namibia) and the Ramotswa Transboundary Aquifer (shared between South Africa and Botswana).
UNESCO-From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP) Programme and UNESCO International Centre for Water Cooperation will also organize a workshop on hydro-diplomacy capacity building during the meeting.