ZAMCOM in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Zambia, Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) and the Kwando/Cuando River Basin Riparian States today launched two reports – The Kwando/Cuando State of the Basin Report and the Kwando/Cuando River Basin Health Report Card. The launch took place in Livingstone, Zambia on 3rd June, 2022.
The two reports are a result of a project titled “Transboundary Governance of the Kwando/Cuando River Basin: Protecting the Heart of Southern Africa” implemented by the partnership from 2019.
The specific objective of the Kwando/Cuando River Basin Project was to strengthen the transboundary dialogue, cooperation, planning, management, and governance of water resources in the Kwando/Cuando River Basin in Southern Africa to reduce any potential for conflict among the ....
Zambia has commended the Kwando/Cuando River Basin Riparian States for successfully completing the “Transboundary Governance of the Kwando/Cuando River Basin: Protecting the Heart of Southern Africa” project. The Riparian States are the Republics of Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
The highlight of completion of the project was the launch of two publications – Kwando/Cuando State of the River Basin and the Kwando/Cuando River Basin Health Report Card at a colourful ceremony held on 3 June, 2022 in Livingstone, Zambia.
Zambia’s Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Development and Sanitation Mr. Lewis Mwansa officially launched the reports.
In his launching remarks, the Acting PS noted that the Kwando/Cuando is a critical headwater basin for both the KAZA and the entire Zambezi Watercourse.
It is a decision support system enhancement to the ZAMWIS knowledge and spatial database system which supports planning, operations, management, and monitoring related functions. It aids in making decisions based on scientific data. In addition. the Flow Forecasting System which aids in forecasting flow, runoff was also developed and can be accessed here.