The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in collaboration with NamWater and other stakeholders are working on improving the water quality of water sources in the Upper Swakop Basin to ensure water security. In order to raise awareness among stakeholders and water users on the water quality and quantity management challenges of the Upper Swakop Basin; exchange information on current development challenges and their impacts on the water resources; and to discuss the importance of basin (health) protection towards sustainable development; the “Workshop on the Management of the Upper Swakop...

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SDP 17 wrapped up on Saturday 01 February with Information Day 2014. The 11 SDP participants put on an intriguing role play about the possible future of the Greater Sossusvlei Namib Landscape (GSNL), the area where their study took place, and how not tackling the challenges of managing water sources, wastewater and solid waste might negatively impact the area.

Set 20 years in the future, the role play followed several tourists as they visited the GSNL and discovered what tragedies had unfolded across the landscape: contaminated water, rubbish stuck in trees, dumps attracting large animals, and...

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Jan
30
2014

Brukkaros Meat Processors (BMP) is an abattoir located in southern Namibia near Keetmanshoop which process and exports goat, sheep and game for Namibia, South Africa and the European Union. A partnership was established with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DFRN), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in an effort to decrease the environmental impacts from the abattoir waste.

Through this collaboration, field work was undertaken from 21-29 October 2013 to develop and test environmentally sustainable methods for m...

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