Promoting Transboundary Water Cooperation

HR2W is co-hosting a workshop along with the Water Research Commission, Waternet, and Watershare. This event is an opportunity for Strategic Engagement to Promote Transboundary Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) Cooperation in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). This workshop will be held on the 16th of March from 9:00 to 11:30 (GMT+2) through zoom.

The workshop will be a space where Governments of the SADC member states, RBOS, Transboundary water organizations, Policy Makers, Innovators, Academica, Investors, funders, and Research funding institutions will get to create tools and solutions that promote cooperation to protect transboundary water resources.

This is the link to register for the workshop: link

This strategic workshop aims to strengthen cooperation in the field of research, development, and innovation (RDI) in support of improved water security and universal access to water across SADC. The workshop aims to bring together the SADC countries and river basin organisation (RBO) in SADC to promote RDI within and amongst themselves. This first workshop, will form part of a series of two workshops and will provide a platform for the SADC RBO to share and discuss their respective current RDI activities and develop a survey to identify common RDI needs. In between the first and second workshops, the identification and sharing of common needs and challenges amongst RBOs and transboundary water organisations concerning RDI, as well as tools/solutions that address some of the challenges where applicable will be carried out. The last workshop will seek to find ways of implementing programmes to address the challenges or needs identified.