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Okavango facts

Within the Cubango-Okavango Catchment, Angola accounts for 200,192 (48%) square km, Namibia 153,783 (37%) square km, and Botswana 59,575 (15%) square km.

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Mr. Nicco Masule

Namibian Hydrology Task Force member and Hydrologist for MAWF's Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

Nicco Masule HTF 2015Mr. Nicco Libuku Masule was born on 18 June 1981, at Ioma Village, Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region of Namibia. In 2006 he gained a National Diploma in Agriculture from Neudamm Agricultural College in Association with the University of Namibia. In 2010 he went on to earn a Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Management from the Polytechnic of Namibia. Most recently, in 2013, Nicco graduated with BSc. Hons in Geohydrology from the Institute of Ground Water Studies (IGS) at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

“OKACOM’s work is very important because it looks at the monitoring of groundwater resources in the Okavango basin, both quality and quantity.”

Nicco Masule worked from 2006 to 2007 as Assistant Land Use Planner with a private company who were land reform and land use planning specialists in Windhoek, Namibia. He is currently employed by the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry (MAWF) at the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Division: Resource Management, Sub-division Geohydrology as a Hydrologist, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to this he was a Hydrological Technician for six years in the same subdivision. Nicco’s work involves him as project counterpart for the NAM7001 project which is supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The project uses groundwater isotope techniques to conceptualise groundwater flow dynamics and recharge to assess the potential of radioactive elements in groundwater on human health.

Nicco joined the Hydrology Task Force of OKACOM on 21st August 2013.

He is married and has children.

 

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