About the ERB-SADC project
Ephemeral River Basins in Southern Africa (ERB) is a project that promotes the sustainable, equitable and improved use of water and other natural resources in ephemeral river basins in southern Africa through the process of integrated water resource management (IWRM).
IWRM is accepted – internationally and regionally – as the approach that promotes sustainable management of water resources, and the river basin as a common area of drainage is considered the ideal unit over which to apply it. The basin management approach has, however, not been widely tested and implemented in ephemeral river basins in southern Africa.
The ERB Project explores the potential and options for basin management in three ephemeral river basins in southern Africa – the Boteti, an outflow of the Okavango Delta, in Botswana, the Buffels, a westward-flowing ephemeral river in the Northern Cape, in South Africa and the Fish River Basin, a tributary of the Orange River, in Namibia.
For more information about the ERB-SADC project, please visit the project web-site