Manage groundwater resources—expert tells Sadc countries 

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Transboundary water resources drinking water Karen Villholth Limpopo river basin floods climate change water scarcity, groundwater, livelihood

Date

02 July 21

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Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe

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Population growth in the Limpopo River Basin will exert pressure on the demand for
water in the region amid calls by an expert for Sadc countries to manage transboundary
water resources.
The Limpopo Basin’s population is increasing and estimated to grow to 20m by 2040
from 18m in 2012. The basin winds its way through four countries – Botswana,
Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
Karen Villholth, principal researcher, coordinator (groundwater) at the International
Water Management Institute (IWMI) told Business Times said there will be increased
demand for water for drinking, food and industrial production.

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