Okavango facts

The combined population of people in the Cubango - Okavango basin in 2000 was 1,113,000; of these, 76% resided in Angola, 13% in Namibia, and 11% in Botswana. Even taking into account mortality from HIV/AIDS and other diseases, the population is expected to increase to 1,686,000 by 2020.

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The late Mr Guido Van Langenhove

Former head of National Hydrological Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in Namibia

Mr. Guido Van Langenhove presenting flow data information for flood monitoring, Okavango Basin Management Committee Meeting, Rundu, Namibia Mr Guido van Langenhove was passionate about his work for the National Hydrological Service of Namibia and later, as Deputy director of the Hydrology Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water (MWAF). He started work at MWAF in 1981. One of the last projects he was involved with was the Flood mapping of the Kavango  River, this work was in conjunction with the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) of the United States of America and the University of Maryland's Department of Geography.

Guido served, for many years, on the Hydrological Task Force (HTF) of OKACOM.

He was born in 1953 and passed away in 2013

Ms Pauline Mufeti

Department of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

The link address is: ../../the-obsc/namibia/ms-pauline-mufeti

Ms Cynthia Ortmann

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

Mr Victor Lehmann

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

Mrs. Laurica Celeste Afrikaner

Hydrology Task Force Member, Hydrologist, Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

Mrs. Laurica Celeste AfrikanerMrs. Laurica Celeste Afrikaner was born in Walvis Bay in 1983. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Namibia.  Her major subjects were Physiological and Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology. In 2012 she received training in Combating Pollution in Water Environment, which was offered by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt.  She has also had training on Effective Use of Industrial Waste Water and Reuse offered by JICA in Japan in 2014.

Laurica has been employed as a Hydrologist at the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry since October 2011. She became a member of the OKACOM Hydrology Task Force in 2013.

Laurica is married to Enrico Afrikaner and they have a son, Elrico Jayden, who was born in 2008. She says she loves to read and, when she can, she likes to spend time in front of the TV watching movies.

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