Okavango River Basin Transboundary Water Management Programme (TWM) – (2018-2023)


This €6 million programme is enhancing the transboundary governance of the Okavango river basin and promoting sustainable management of its water and land resources. The implementing organisation is the Okavango River Basin Commission (OKACOM) and covers three countries: Namibia, Angola and Botswana. The programme is strengthening the following: 1) OKACOM’s Decision Support Systems (DSS) to enable it to provide effective advice to its three member states; 2) land management in the basin through improved land-use planning, reduction of environmental degradation and improved livelihoods for communities living near the riverbanks; 3) river water management through improved water resource data and a flood early-warning system. So far in this component, the project has built four hydro-meteorological stations (two each in Botswana and Namibia) that are now beaming live data on river levels to the DSS at the OKACOM head office in Gaborone.