Groundwater and Drought Management in SADC

Project Summary

The objective of the project is for the SADC member states to develop cooperatively a strategic regional approach to support and enhance the capacity of its member States in the definition of drought management policies, specifically in relation to the role, availability (magnitude and recharge) and supply potential of groundwater resources. This will assist in reconciling the demands for socio-economic development and those of the principal groundwater-dependent ecosystems. Tools will be elaborated for regional cooperative management of transboundary aquifers and to guide sustainable downstream investments in proactive drought mitigation.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
SADC-Secretariat, through the SADC Water Division
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,120,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,110,000 USD
Total Cost 13,470,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
02 Feb 2001
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
13 May 2005
Project closed
31 Oct 2011