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Water Resources: Government Information: Library Guide: Botswana

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


Department of Water Affairs (DWA)

Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit. National Water Laws in Botswana. Overview of legislation, governance and policy.

Water Utilities Corporation (WUC)

"a parastatal organisation, wholly owned by the Botswana Government. It was established in 1970 by an Act of Parliament (Laws of Botswana Cap 74:02) with a mandate to manage a single project for the supply and distribution of water in what was then called the Shashe Development Area."


NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence. Country water resource profile. Botswana. 

Policies and Plans

Department of Water Affairs (2013). Botswana integrated water resources management & water efficiency plan, Vol. 1, Main report

Department of Water Affairs (2013). Botswana integrated water resources management & water efficiency plan, Vol. 2, Appendices

Department of Environmental Affairs. Policy brief on Botswana's water management (2006)

Department of Water Affairs. Water conservation strategy framework (1999)

G 6873 E.WATE.91.BOTS
   Botswana national water master plan study : final report / prepared by Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Ltd, WLPU Consultants, Swedish Geological International AB. --    [Gaborone] : Government of Botswana, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Water Affairs, Department of Water Affairs, [1991-].
   v. : ill., maps (some folded) ; 30 cm.

Accounts & Statistics

G 6873 A.WATE
   Botswana water statistics. --    Gaborone : Central Statistics Office
   v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm. 2009

Water accounts of Botswana (1992-2003) /    Gaborone :   Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, and Tourism, Dept. of Environmental Affairs,   [2006]. G 6873 E.ENVI.06.WATE

Botswana's natural resource accounts: water accounts, Phase 1 (2001)

Water accounts of Botswana (1999-2003)

Botswana. Department of Water Affairs. Botswana water accounting report, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2012/14

Botswana. Department of Water Affairs. Environmental- Economic Accounting for Water in Botswana: Detailed accounts for 2010-11 and 2011-12 and General Trends 1993-2010