Welcome to the information management system of the RAMOTSWA project. The project ‘Potential Role of the Transboundary Ramotswa Aquifer’ (RAMOTSWA project) focusses on one of the most important shared aquifers in the Limpopo Basin: The Ramotswa Aquifer which is shared between Botswana and South Africa. The project aims to develop a scientifically informed, integrated and participatory strategy to support equitable access to water and balancing urban and rural needs with ecosystem requirements under increased pressures on the already limited water resources: Increase in population and development, pollution of groundwater and a changing climate. In addition, the project aims to reduce climate vulnerability by promoting adaptation strategies for integrated, transboundary water resource management. The RAMOTSWA project is funded by USAID. Leading partner in the RAMOTSWA project is the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). IGRAC’s contribution to the project focusses on the information management component of the project. For more information access the project webpage: http://ramotswa.iwmi.org.
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|South Africa, Botswana||In the RAMOTSWA Phase 1, an assessment of the hydrogeological, socio-economic and institutional conditions of the greater Ramotswa transboundary aquifer area will be carried out. Data collected will be collated and summarized in a joint information system. Air-borne geophysics will be carried out to improve the understanding of the hydrogeological conditions of the aquifer. Training will be carried out on transboundary aquifer assessment management as well as information management, geophysics and hydrogeological modelling. A preliminary Strategic Action Plan for the Ramotswa Aquifer will be developed.|