Water Resources Management

water resource management

Do you want to make a difference by contributing to the preservation of one of the world’s largest inland delta fans and Africa’s most pristine wetland?

The ORI Water Resource Management Programme has a mission to be at the forefront of water dynamics research aimed at the protection of the Okavango delta for the present and future generations. It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.2 billion people! This will create countless competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human use. Efficient resource management is thus key to the sustainability of those resources. Researchers at ORI, in collaboration with stakeholders, including communities around the delta and people around the globe must come up with solutions for the protection and sustainable use of this resource. To this end, the Water Resources Management Programme is uniquely positioned with expertise in; Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Water Chemistry and Natural Resources Governance.to finding solutions to these challenges. This programme aims at advancing knowledge on the interactions and feedbacks between social, economic and environmental factors that impact on water resources sustainability in the Okavango Delta, Botswana and beyond.

If these are issues of concern to you too, come work with us. Whether you are a potential student, researcher or funding agency interested in environmental conservation, you can make your mark. Contact us to find out how. You may also contact individual researchers listed under Core Members.