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Water Resources: Government Information: Library Guide: Groundwater & Transboundary

This guide directs you to government sources on water resources from international to local level.



Water resource governance. CSIR. ScienceScope, Vol. 4, no. 2 (Aug. 2009), p. 72 ff.

Maputo River Basin

"The Maputo basin is shared by Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland and includes the tributaries Pongola and Usuthu Rivers and the estuary. These riparian states establised in 1983 the "Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee" (TPTC) to agree on water use in the shared watercourses enabling sustainable development."

Inco-Maputo Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee (TPTC)

"The Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee (TPTC) is a collaboration between three SADC member states namely, South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. This committee will help to manage the water flow of the Inkomati River and Maputo River specifically during times of drought and flood, additionally the committee will be looking at how to protect and develop these water resources."

Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA)

"The Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) is a bi-national company formed in 1993 through the treaty on the Development and Utilization of the Water Resources of the Komati River Basin signed in 1992 between the Kingdom of Swaziland and the Republic of South Africa."

Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP)

Established by treaty in 1986 between South Africa and Lesotho.

Limpopo River Basin

Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM)

"The Limpopo River Basin is shared by four SADC Member States, i.e. Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. ... 1986, when the “Limpopo Basin Permanent Technical Committee” was jointly established. In 2003 this cooperation was fostered through the multilateral agreement to establish the Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM)."

Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit

Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM)

"formalized by the Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa through the signing of the ‘Agreement for the Establishment of the Orange-Senqu Commission’ on November 3rd, 2000 in Windhoek, Namibia."


Department of Water and Sanitation. Groundwater

Department of Water and Sanitation. National groundwater strategy (NGS) - 2016

Department of Water and Sanitation. National groundwater strategy, draft 4, April 2016

Seward, Paul, author.    Key interventions to improve local groundwater governance :   report to the Water Research Commission /    Gezina, South Africa :   Water Research Commission,   October 2015. G 68 JWRC 2238/1/15

G 68 JWRC TT 506/12   Groundwater resource directed measures :   report to the Water Research Commission .   Gezina [South Africa] :   Water Research Commission,   2013.

Braune, E., author.    20 years of groundwater :   research, development and implementation in South Africa, 1994-2014.   Gezina, South Africa :   Water Research Commission,   November 2014. G 68 JWRC SP 78/14

Musekiwa, C. and K. Majola. Groundwater vulnerability map for South Africa. Bellville, Western Cape Unit, Council for Geoscience, ©2011. (Council for Geoscience Report number: 2011-0063)

South Africa. Dept. of Water Affairs.
   Groundwater strategy 2010 / Department: Water Affairs, Republic of South Africa. --    Pretoria : Department of Water Affairs, [2010].

   xii, 64 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.


G 68 JWRC KV 273/11
Pietersen, Kevin.
   South African groundwater governance case study : report prepared for the World Bank in partnership with the South African Department of Water Affairs and the Water Research Commission / by Kevin Pietersen, Hans E. Beekman and Martin Holland. --    Gezina [South Africa] : Water Research Commission, 2011.
   xii, 89 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. ( WRC report ; no. KV 273/11 )


G 68 JWRC 1917/1/10
   Groundwater management framework : report to the Water Research Commission / prepared by Kornelius Riemann ... [et al.]. --    [Gezina : Water Research Commission], 2011.
   x, 137 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. ( WRC report ; no. 1917/1/10 )


Water from stone :   groundwater in South Africa /    [Gezina, South Africa] :   Water Research Commission,   2011.
GZDV 68 JWRC SP 18/11


Department of Water and Sanitation. The groundwater dictionary. 2nd edition.