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Agreements  

The nations of the Limpopo River basin are party to many regional and bilateral institutional arrangements and agreements. These institutional structures support the development and management of international river basins that the riparians share with neighbouring countries.

Botswana

Botswana is party to the following agreements (SADC 2003b; ORASECOM 2007b):

  • The Limpopo Basin Permanent Technical Committee (LBPTC) with South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe (1986)
  • The Joint Permanent Technical Water Committee (JPTC) with South Africa (1987)
  • The Agreement with South Africa to transfer water from the Molatedi Dam on the Marico River, a tributary of the Limpopo, in South Africa to Gaborone in Botswana (1988).
  • The Joint Permanent Water Commission (JPWC) with Namibia to address issues related to the Kwando-Linyanti-Chobe river system (1990)
  • The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) with Angola and Namibia on the Okavango River (1994)
  • The ORASECOM Agreement with Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa (2000)
  • Zambezi Water Course Commission (ZAMCOM) involving Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe (2004)

Mozambique

Mozambique is party to the following agreements (SADC 2003c; OSU 2010):

  • The Limpopo Basin Permanent Technical Committee (LBPTC) with Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe (1986)
  • Joint Water Commission with South Africa (1996)
  • Tripartite Interim Agreement on the Incomati and Maputo watercourses with Swaziland and South Africa (2002)
  • Joint Water Commission with Zimbabwe to address issues related to transboundary watercourses, including the Pungwe, Buzi and Save river basins (2002)
  • Zambezi Water Course Commission (ZAMCOM) involving Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe (2004)

South Africa

South Africa is party to the following agreements (SADC 2003a; ORASECOM 2007b):

  • Treaty on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project with Lesotho (1986)
  • The Limpopo Basin Permanent Technical Committee (LBPTC) with Botswana, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe (1986)
  • The Joint Permanent Technical Water Committee (JPTC) with Botswana (1987)
  • The Agreement with Botswana to transfer water from the Molatedi Dam on the Marico River, a tributary of the Limpopo, in South Africa to Gaborone in Botswana (1988).
  • The Permanent Water Commission with Namibia (1992)
  • The Development and Utilisation of the Komati River Basin (KOBWA) with Swaziland (1992)
  • Joint Water Commission with Swaziland (1992)
  • Joint Water Commission with Mozambique (1996)
  • The ORASECOM Agreement with Lesotho, Namibia and Botswana (2000)
  • Tripartite Interim Agreement on the Incomati and Maputo watercourses with Swaziland and Mozambique (2002)

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is party to the following agreements (SADC 2003a; OSU 2010):

  • The Limpopo Basin Permanent Technical Committee (LBPTC) with South Africa, Mozambique, and Botswana (1986)
  • Zambezi River Authority with Zambia (1987)
  • Joint Water Commission with Mozambique to address issues related to transboundary watercourses, including the Pungwe, Buzi and Save river basins (2002)
  • Zambezi Water Course Commission (ZAMCOM) involving Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana (2004)
Survey at Beitbridge gauging station, South Africa.
Source: DWAF SA 2009
( click to enlarge )

 



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