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Despite the uneven distribution of income and employment in both riparian states, Angola and Namibia are important economies in sub-Sahara Africa. The rate of urbanisation continues to grow and poses great challenges to urban and rural areas in the two countries and the Kunene River basin. The Kunene River basin has its very own socio-economic profile, providing the basis for different economic activities and water use sectors, such as agriculture, animal husbandry, hydro-electric power generation, forestry, mining and tourism.

Dams and weirs make water available for different socio-economic uses within the basin (Matala weir).
Source: Estêvão 2009
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Chapter Summary

This chapter covers the following concepts and material:




Explore the sub-basins of the Kunene River

Video Interviews about the integrated and transboundary management of the Kunene River basin

View a historical timeline of the Kunene basin countries, including water agreements & infrastructure

Video scenes about the limited access to water of the San in Kunene Province