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Resource Management
Water Demand
Water Infrastructure
The Value of Water
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Resource Management  

Meeting the water requirements of the population, economy and environment of the Kunene River basin is a significant challenge. With limited surface water resources and increasing demands, managers and decision-makers need to consider all options, including sustainable use of groundwater, new water infrastructure and opportunities to conserve water.

The Resource Management theme contains information on:

  • Water Demand - including perspectives on demand management, regulation, major demand sectors, conservation and re-use;
  • Water Infrastructure - including bulk transfers, dams, small scale supply and groundwater, infrastructure for irrigation and development and maintenance;
  • The Value of Water - including a discussion of economic valuation of water, an overview of virtual water, comments on the future outlook and environment costs;
  • Resource Monitoring - including the importance of monitoring, existing monitoring infrastructure and programmes, information systems, data and information for decision-makers and a discussion of gaps in data and knowledge required for integrated water resources management; and
  • Research and Development - including an overview on assessments at basin level and on strategic decision making.


Managing resources for a sustainable future.
Source: Mengel 2008
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