Okavango facts

The average size of the Okavango River as it enters Botswana is 200 metres wide and four metres deep.

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OKACOM website terms and conditions of use

This website is provided as a public service by the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) subject to the following terms and conditions.


In the preparation of this website, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors may occur. In particular, but without limiting anything here, OKACOM disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on OKACOM web pages. OKACOM also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

The information and data included on OKACOM web pages has been compiled from a variety of sources. Unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of OKACOM or its funders: OKACOM is not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them. Further, OKACOM makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of such information and data. In any situation where printed publications differ from the text contained in this system, the printed documents take precedence.

Some parts of the OKACOM websites are interactive, and we encourage contributions by users, which may or may not be subject to editorial control prior to being posted on the website. OKACOM accepts no responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties in this way. OKACOM reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove, review, edit or delete any content at our own discretion.


You must not use any part of the website for any purpose which is illegal, immoral, offensive to others or in breach of others' rights, or submit any content of that nature. OKACOM may remove or block access to any content or communication for any purpose.


While every effort is made to ensure that this website operates reliably, OKACOM make no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use, or that the service it provides will be uninterrupted or error-free.


By using this website, you assume all risks associated with its use, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via this website. OKACOM shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of this website or the information contained in this website.


Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by OKACOM. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of OKACOM, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.


Links from the OKACOM websites may take you to other online resources that are not controlled by OKACOM. While such links are provided in good faith, OKACOM does not approve or endorse the websites to which it has established links in any way. Links are provided for your convenience only and OKACOM is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other website linked to or from the OKACOM websites. Use of any such links will not render OKACOM liable to you or any other person for loss or liability of any kind.

We have tried to ensure that links to off-site materials are clearly indicated. If we have linked to external material and not clearly indicated that the content is non-OKACOM, please let us know so that we can resolve the matter by making the link clearer, or removing the link.


OKACOM holds the copyright to all OKACOM publications and OKACOM websites content but encourages reproduction of these materials for non-commercial purposes. Proper attribution is requested, stating the original source of the material. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for teaching or not-for-profit use is hereby granted without fee and without a formal request provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that full attribution appears on the first page. Copyright for web content and publications not owned by OKACOM must be observed and permission pursued with the copyright holder. Copying in any other circumstances, including but not limited to any commercial use, re-use in commercial publications, or for translation or adaptation, is not permitted without prior written permission from OKACOM.


OKACOM is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of its web site.

When you visit the OKACOM websites, we may log non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type. We use this data to monitor usage and improve our website services.

In cases where you have provided OKACOM with personal data, this may be used internally by OKACOM to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the services we provide. We may also use this information to contact you in the future unless or until such a time that you say you do not wish us to do so.

Certain pages on OKACOM’s site publish databases containing information about individuals or organisations. If you wish to register your personal details for use on these publicly available databases, please refer to the section below entitled 'Services allowing you to publish your personal information'.


You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person. Your name and email address will be used only for delivering to you the services to which you have subscribed, for sending information about these services, for sending you password reminders and for validating security. They will not be provided to any third parties without your express consent.

If you are sharing your email address with other people, OKACOM cannot protect any information you provide against access by the other users of your email address, nor can OKACOM prevent other users of your email address changing your subscription details.


For services allowing you to publish your personal information on a website, you are required to provide accurate information about yourself and accept sole and full responsibility for this and for keeping the information up to date. You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person.

By providing your information to us, you are giving your permission for your personal information to be made freely and publicly available via the internet to any internet user accessing the website. A user will be able to view your information in a web browser but will not be able to change your information held and displayed by the website. Your information could be passed in this way to third parties in any country worldwide. If you do not wish to allow this type of access to your information, do not enter your information.

Inclusion of any information in the service is subject to acceptance procedures. Entering your information does not result in automatic inclusion in the service. By entering your information, you are submitting information to the approval process. You will be notified by e-mail if the profile meets the inclusion criteria.

OKACOM reserves the right to edit each comment or other contribution. If any of the information submitted is deemed to be offensive, inflammatory or materially misleading by OKACOM (in its sole discretion), OKACOM reserves the right to refuse to publish contributions.


You are responsible for the safeguarding of any information, such as passwords and user OKACOM needed for use of your computer and/or your account with OKACOM, and OKACOM will not be responsible for any consequences of such information failing to be adequately safeguarded.

You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person.

You are required to use all reasonable endeavours to ensure against unauthorised access to the service, in particular the use of user names and passwords by unauthorised individuals.

Password reminders and other information from the service will be sent to the email address you have given.


If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions or the practices of this website, please contact us.

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