Cuve Waters
Governmental project in the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin in Northern Namibia designed to develop and implement technologies for rain- and floodwater harvesting and storage, desalination and sanitation and water re-use.

German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
Groundwater related data of Germany, Europe, Namibia and the world are captured in close cooperation with the geological surveys of the federal states of Germany, with national and international organisations or by technical cooperation projects with developing countries.

GOBABEB Research and Training Centre
Research and Training Centre for environmental research and training in the Namib Desert. Supports Namibia to develop the programmes, partnerships, processes and capacity to achieve Vision 2030 and collaborates at SADC and global levels to further this vision.

Institute Water for Africa
The Institute Water for Africa e. V. is a politically independent charitable NGO-project that wants to contribute significantly to reach the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG). It belongs to MDG 7 “Ensure environmental sustainability” and provides the basis for more people to have access to clean water and sanitation in the future.

Flooding and drought in Etosha Pan
Today, Etosha is a saltpan, but between 2 and 10 million years ago, it was a lake fed by the Kunene (Cunene) River. This site provides an overview of Etosha Pan during its dry and wet seasons.

Namibia Water Investment Conference 2012
Namibia's Vision 2030 was launched in June 2004 and its rationale is to provide long-term policy and strategies for the future course of development in the country. One of the long-term aims of Vision 2030 is to ensure the availability of clean water and productive and healthy natural wetlands with rich biodiversity.

Desert Research Foundation of Namibia
The DRFN focuses on capacity building for sustainable development at all levels of society. Currently they are contributing in three main thematic areas: Energy, Land and Water The DRFN has it's own online-library known as D-LIB .

The Encyclopedia of Earth: Water Profile Namibia
The Encyclopedia of Earth provides basic introductory information about Namibia’s water resources.

The Environmental Information Service
The EIS provides environmental information on Namibia for the public. It is a platform that allows easy access to a broad array of information including literature, reports and GIS data.

The Namibia Water Corporation Ltd (NamWater) was officially registered as a company on 9 December 1997. It is the main commercial entity supplying water in bulk to industries and municipalities.

The Future Okavango (TFO)
The TFO project analyzes ecosystem functions and services within this trans-boundary basin. The project has high international visibility and high potential transferability of results to other tropical and sub-tropical regions.

The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM)'s role is to anticipate and reduce those unintended, unacceptable and often unnecessary impacts that occur due to uncoordinated resources development. To do so it has developed a coherent approach to managing the river basin.

The Agriwaterpedia is a knowledge platform on agricultural water management aiming at the improvement of food security under conditions of climate change in developing countries. It stands for easy and free access to knowledge and invites you to share your own knowledge and experience by contributing articles and documents.


Ephemeral River Basins in Southern Africa (ERB) Project
This project explores the potential for integrated resource management in three ephemeral river basins in southern Africa to provide a comparative analysis for wider application (project ended in 2010).

Zambezi Commission
The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) Website provides a platform for exchange of information on the Zambezi river basin. The website is a living showcase of ZAMCOM's work and that of the Zambezi Riparian States including multi-sectoral stakeholders.

SADC Technical report - September 2012
The Southern African Development Community (SADC), through the Directorate of Infrastructure and Services, provides a platform for its member countries to address issues and challenges in transboundary water management.

SADC groundwater grey literature archive
A range of mainly unpublished “grey data” reports, papers, manual and maps describing hydrogeological work undertaken within countries in the SADC region during the 20th century are available to download free of charge. These reports can inform wealth creation in the SADC region by providing valuable and much needed information on groundwater development and investigation.

Bridging waters: Water for economic development
The transboundary nature of Southern Africa's watercourses highlights the importance of sharing water amongst the nations. Southern Africans must aim for nations to work together towards economic development and regional integration.

Orange Senqu River Basin
The Orange Senqu River flows through four riparian states which includes southern Namibia. The basin includes overview material on the biophysical environment of the basin focusing on geography, climate and weather, hydrology, water quality and ecology and biodiversity.

Department of Water Affairs South Africa
The Department of Water Affairs is the custodian of South Africa's water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector. It also has override responsibility for water services provided by local government.

The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Germany, responding to the challenges of global change.


As a member of Aquaknow you can create, facilitate and participate in a network of water sector experts and practitioners. Through your personal profile you can participate in community building and interact with peers.

Global Water Partnership
The Global Water Partnership's vision is for a water secure world. Its mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels.

Climate Change

CRiSTAL: Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods
The Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) is designed to help project planners and managers integrate climate change adaptation and risk reduction into community-level projects.

The Climate Change Explorer Tool
This knowledge platform is a dynamic expression of its content, which includes a network of Authors, Knowledge Partners, organisations, projects and initiatives around the world. Relationships between this content are enriched by innovative semantic search technology.

Adaptation Learning Mechanism
The ALM is mapping good practices, providing information, sharing knowledge and building networks on climate change adaptation.

International Institute for Environment and Development
IIED is one of the world’s most influential policy research organisations working at the interface between development and environment.

Community Based Adaptation Exchange
Exchange about community based adaptation to climate change. Share updates and learn from others working in the field who can add value to your work.

Natural Resource Management
Where communication and media are central to Natural Resource Management.

Practical Action
Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men around the world.

CLACC is a group of fellows and international experts working on adaptation to climate change for least developed countries. The aim is to strengthen the capacity of organizations in poor countries and support their initiatives in sustainable development through the network of fellows. CLACC operates in 15 countries in the South, 12 in Africa and 3 in South Asia.

Environmental Change Institute
The Environmental Change Institute is Oxford University's interdisciplinary institute for research on the complex processes of global environmental change, the exploration of sustainable solutions and the promotion of change for the better through partnership and education.

Overseas Development Institute
ODI’s climate change programme supports climate compatible development and poverty reduction through high quality research, analysis and debate.

GIZ Adaptation to climate change in Africa
GIZ newsletter on climate change adaptation in Africa.

United Nations Environment Programme
Aims to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Website of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.

Climate System Analysis Group
CSAG is a unique research group within Africa. It has an eclectic mix of specialties, but most importantly we put the needs of developing nation users at the forefront of everything we do. As a result, CSAG seeks to apply our core research to meet the knowledge needs of responding to climate variability and change.

Toolkit CEPA
CEPA provides the link from science and ecology to people's social and economic reality. It supplies the oil for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. CEPA deals with the processes that motivate and mobilize individual and collective action.

Climate Risk and Vulnerability in Southern Africa
This handbook contains information regarding the climate change and vulnerability in Southern Africa. The responsibility and understanding that Southern Africa has to take in response to climate changes.