There is probably no other geographic region where IGRAC has been as active as it has been in Southern Africa. One of the main reasons behind IGRAC's focus on this region is the presence of many transboundary aquifers (TBAs) and transboundary groundwaters being one of IGRAC's main focal areas.
IGRAC in Southern Africa
Currently, IGRAC is involved in the project ‘Potential Role of the Transboundary Ramotswa Aquifer’ (RAMOTSWA project), a transboundary assessment project that focuses on the Ramotswa Aquifer shared by Botswana and South Africa. The project aims to support equitable access to water under increased pressures like population growth, groundwater pollution and climate change.
In past years, IGRAC has been involved in the Groundwater Resources Governance in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA) project. Within this project, in-depth assessments have been conducted in three selected case studies including the Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer System (STAS), which covers a large arid region stretching from Central Namibia into Western Botswana and South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.