Agriculture supports Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer System

 

The agriculture ministry with support from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is conducting the Stampriet transboundary aquifer system project shared between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

 

This is within the framework of governance of groundwater resources in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA project), the ministry announced in a press statement released today.

 

The projects is aimed at the vulnerability of transboundary groundwater resources, strengthening cross-border dialogue and cooperation , developing shared management tools and facilitating governance reforms focused on improving livelihoods , economic development and environmental  sustainability, the statement reads.

 

“Through the STAS project pillars of knowledge improvement and capacity development a two day national program workshop was conducted on the topic of Ground Water Modeling and Gender-responsive Water Assessment, Monitoring and Reporting.”

 

“The training was aimed at providing information and tool kits to government officials and students from tertiary institutions in Namibia for the collection and analysis of water data.”

 

“The outcome of this training program will be to build capacity for these participants in the topics of groundwater modelling and sex-disaggregation water date collection.”

 

“Participants nominated by the ministry will build on the acquired knowledge during the training to set the baseline for the continuation of the development of STAS project and water data collection for proper water resource management,” the statement reads.

 

The training workshop was completed this week on Tuesday.