CuveWaters aims to further the conceptual development and practical implementation of certain aspects of integrated water resources management (IWRM).

The project was initiated in 2006 for a two year inception period to be followed by six years of implementation based on a second proposal. The project pilots appropriate technologies, such as rainwater harvesting, desalination and various sanitation technologies, at selected sites in the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin in northern Namibia. The project takes linkages between water use and management into consideration with the use of other resources such as land, energy and nutrients.

Groundwater catchment, underground water storage and greenhouse with drip irrigation system constructed by CuveWaters team and the local community in Epyeshona, central northern Namibia.

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Roof-top rainwater harvesting, water storage in ferro-cement tank, used for crop production in Epyeshona, central-northern Namibia.

In this project, the integration of science, technology and society into transdisciplinary research and development is an essential part. Research results will contribute to practical solutions of problems identified by communities in the Cuvelai-Etosha basin and to scientific processes. Stakeholders’ consultations are an integral part of the project, for identification of the most urgent problems as well as suitable and acceptable technologies.

To download reports produced by the CuveWater Team, click here.

For more information about the CuveWaters project, please contact Irene Nunes.

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