Okavango facts

It is the only perennial river in Africa that flows eastward without reaching the ocean.

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Links to Relevant Resources

Online resources that provide useful context for transboundary waters and natural resources management.

TDA Knowledge Capture Workshop participants entering data in Cape Town, April 2009.
TDA Knowledge Capture Workshop participants entering data in Cape Town, April 2009.


African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) was formed in 2002 in Abuja Nigeria, primarily to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication among member states through the management of water resources and provision of water supply services. Specialised committee for water and sanitation in the African Union.

African Water Issues Research Unit (AWIRU) Links page Useful water related links from an institute at the University of Pretoria.


Bonn International Center for Conversion Transboundary Rivers and Crisis Prevention Web site of the BICC, whose peace promotion work inlcudes research about institutional arrangements and mechanisms for conflict prevention, conflict management and resolution in tranboundary waters settings.


Entre Deux Eaux Project a research project  to analyse the management of 10 cooperation water projects in 10 transboundary basins across the world, including the Okavango river basin.


Flow: Information for Okavango Delta Management Blog of the University of Botswana's Okavango Research Institute Library with updates for research, activities of the institute and useful resources.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO Water Web site of FAO's Water Development and Management Unit (NRLW), engaged in a programmatic approach to agricultural water management addressing water use efficiency and productivity, and best practices for water use and conservation, throughout the continuum from water sources to final uses. Many linked publications, graphics databases and software tools.


The Global Transboundary Conservation Network , launched at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress and facilitated by Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group of IUCN WCPA (World Commission on Protected Areas), shares case studies, policy documents and lists of sites and network members on its web site.

Global Water Partnership (GWP) - Southern Africa regional web site of a network open to all organisations involved in water resources management. Many free publications related to IWRM, policy planning and other advice for water resources management, including link to video channel.


International Decade for Action : Water for Life  2005-2015 : Transboundary Waters United Nations resource that summarizes information about international water treaties and agreements.

International Network of Basin Organizations ( INBO ) News site of the voluntary networking organization with the aim of developing permanent relations among organizations interested in global river basin management and facilitating exchanges of experience and expertise among them.

International River Foundation Site of Australian organization that works in partnerships around the world to fund and promote the sustainable restoration and management of river basins through prizes, twinning and scholarships.

International Society for River Science (ISRS) A global society to foster and develop scholarship in all disciplines contributing to knowledge and wise stewardship of rivers and streams as vital natural and managed ecosystems. Publishes the journal, River Research and Applications.

International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network Web site of the Global Environment Facility programme that promotes experience sharing and learning among GEF International Waters projects and the country officials, agencies, and partners working on them. EPSMO documents can be located here.


Oregon State University Program on Water Conflict Management and Transformation Web site of the university programme aimed at supporting water conflict prevention and resolution in Oregon, across the United States and internationally. Inlcudes The Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database.


River Basin Organizations in Southern Africa OKACOM's partner RBOs in the southern African region.


SADC Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses The entire protocol, accessible by article.

SADC Water Sector ICP Collaboration Portal Web-based platform developed to encourage knowledge-sharing and networking among international cooperating partners who support river basin work in SADC member states.

South African Water Research Commission Knowledge Hub Many practical publications about water management for the region.

Stockholm Water International Water Institute (SIWI) Web site of the organizer of the annual World Water Week and host of the UNDP and Sida sponsored Water Governance Facility. Links to useful publications and updated water related events.

Swedish Water House Transboundary Water Management Database a project to map what regional and international actors are doing within Transboundary Water Management.


UNDP Water and Ocean Governance Site that describes UNDP's approach to adaptive water governance.

UNESCO IHP The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is an intergovernmental programme of the UN system devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building.

University Partnership for Transboundary Waters An international consortium of water expertise, including several institutions on five continents, seeking to promote a global water governance culture that incorporates peace, environmental protection, and human security. Hosted by Oregon State University.

UNWater Statistics


Water and Conflict Bibliography A project of the Environment and Security Program of the Pacific Institute. The initial work to compile and catalogue the literature on water and conflict began at the Pacific Institute in 2000 and is an ongoing effort. The Institute's site site also hosts a Water Conflict Chronology.

Waterwiki.net Waterwiki.net, an on-line collaboration platform for water sector practitioners worldwide, is provided and maintained by UNDP and UN-Water. Includes lexicon, links to conventions and treaties, lists of projects and more.

World Bank Water Site with links to the World Bank's extensive library of water related publications and links to events.

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