Zambia Groundwater Projects

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Major groundwater projects in Zambia

Some of the major groundwater projects that have been carried out in Zambia include:

BGR

The BGR (the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources) has been involved in a number of groundwater projects in Zambia, in cooperation with Zambian government institutions:

Groundwater Resources for Southern Province

The Groundwater Resources for Southern Province project began in 2005, in partnership with WARMA and has developed hydrogeological maps and reports for the Southern Province of Zambia.

More information, and downloads of the maps and reports, can be found on the Southern Province groundwater project website.

Groundwater Information System and Management Programme for Lusaka

This project produced a groundwater vulnerability map for the Lusaka area.

More information can be found on the Lusaka groundwater project website.

Groundwater Resources Management Support Programme (GReSP)

The Groundwater Resources Management Support Programme ran from 2009 to 2015, in partnership with the Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA). It focused on the application of a national groundwater database and in enhancing awareness and capacity in the Zambian water sector, including groundwater resource management and protection, and data collection and analysis. It included working with WARMA to strengthen the institutional framework for groundwater resource planning and management, such as developing and implementing groundwater management plans in a pilot catchment.

More information can be found in the GReSP project website.

Groundwater Management in the Upper Kafue Catchment

This project runs from 2016 to 2018, in partnership with WARMA, with the aim of improving groundwater management in the Upper Kafue catchment. The Kafue River is the largest tributary of the Zambezi River and the majority of the Zambian population lives in its basin.

More information, and downloads of project reports and other outputs, can be found on the Upper Kafue groundwater project website.

Video of BGR activities in Zambia

In 2015 the BGR produced a short video about some of their activities in Zambia, which highlights many key groundwater issues in the country.

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