Namibia’s dam levels nearing 40%

Namibian dam levels have decreased by almost 10% since September 2017 and are expected to decline to less than 40% full. At present all the country’s dams are sitting at a collective average of 40.2%, says the Namibian agricultural magazine AgriForum. Southern dams have dropped by 12.5% since September and…

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Construction of 11 dams to boost Zambia’s water security

Government is to construct 11 dams this year in an effort to ensure water security, disclosed Edward Chomba, permanent secretary for Zambia's ministry of water development, sanitation and environmental protection. Chomba told local media his ministry had already done mapping in selected areas to construct dams. “This is to ensure…

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Zambia to regulate use of underground water

The Zambian government has taken steps to regulate the use of underground water. Credible sources in the Water Authority Management Agency (WARMA) have said that these have been taken to alleviate the threat to the nation’s water security. The legislation will be implemented in the form of a Statutory Instrument…

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