SADC Water Division River Basin Organisations
Lists and links to the regional river basin organisations.
Lake Tanganyika Authority
"The process of establishing a cooperative and collaborative approach to the sustainable development and management of the natural resources of Lake Tanganyika and its Basin by the four Lake Tanganyika riparian countries of Burundi, D.R. Congo, Tanzania and Zambia started in the early 1990s. The four countries working in collaboration with supporting partners have now established the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA) responsible for overseeing the implementation of a regional integrated management programme based on the provisions of the Convention on Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika which was signed on 12th June, 2003 by the four Lake Tanganyika riparian governments in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. The Convention provided the framework for the establishment of the LTA."
Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)
"Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) that is responsible for coordinating the sustainable development agenda of the Lake Victoria Basin."
Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM)
The Limpopo River Basin is shared by four SADC Member States, i.e. Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. "The commitment of the riparian states managing their water resources together dates back to 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)."
"The Limpopo River Awareness Kit (RAK) is an information and knowledge management tool for the Limpopo River basin,"
Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM)
"The Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) promotes the equitable and sustainable development of the resources of the Orange-Senqu River. ORASECOM provides a forum for consultation and coordination between the riparian states to promote integrated water resources management and development within the basin." The signatory states are Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.
"The Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit introduces users to the fundamentals of geography, socio-economics, water governance and water management in the Orange-Senqu River basin."
Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM)
Established by the OKACOM Agreement of 1994 between Angola, Botswana and Namibia. The Agreement "commits the member states to promote coordinated and environmentally sustainable regional water resources development, while addressing the legitimate social and economic needs of each of the riparian states."