NAMIBIAN and Angolan authorities officers answerable for groundwater knowledge assortment and administration are present process 4 days of transboundary coaching.
These technocrats embody discipline technicians, hydrologists, database managers and center to senior stage administration personnel.
The digital coaching programme is a results of the memorandum of understanding signed in Could 2020 between the Cuvelai Watercourse Fee (CuveCom), and the Southern African Improvement Group (SADC) Groundwater Administration Institute in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The SADC Groundwater Administration Institute promotes sustainable conjunctive floor and groundwater administration, and gives options to challenges confronted by nations within the area.
The coaching, which began on Tuesday and ends tomorrow, is being hosted by the College of the Free State.
It goals to equip individuals with an understanding of knowledge wants for groundwater evaluation and administration and the flexibility to gather important knowledge from boreholes, amongst others.
Established in 2014, CuveCom is a Namibia-Angola initiative to advertise the sustainable use of the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin, a water course shared by the 2 nations.
The basin originates within the southern highlands of Angola and flows all the way down to north-central Namibia.
CuveCom recognized coaching within the space of groundwater knowledge assortment as one of many precedence wants for its member states.
The function of groundwater in constructing local weather resilience has come to the fore lately, however the programs are usually not adequately understood, largely resulting from lack of knowledge on facets of availability, high quality, amount and abstraction, the fee said.
The capacity-building undertaking, amongst different deliverables, produced the SADC framework for groundwater knowledge assortment and administration, whereas making use of current technical pointers. The content material of the coaching will probably be based mostly on this framework.
The programme supervisor for the Oshakati-based CuveCom secretariat, Silvanus Uunona, advised The Namibian final Wednesday that the workshop will assist individuals perceive knowledge assortment and administration from groundwater sources such because the Ohangwena Aquifer II, which is being recharged in Angola.
Two boreholes have been drilled into the aquifer at Omundaungilo village in Ohangwena area, and water is being piped to close by villages and colleges.
In Namibia, the Cuvelai-Etosha basin covers the Oshana, Omusati, Oshikoto and elements of Otjozondjupa areas.
The basin faces quite a few challenges which embody the unsustainable use of its pure assets reminiscent of water, fish, and reeds, in addition to urbanisation resulting from inhabitants progress.