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SADC Water Sector ICP Collaboration Portal

The SADC Water Sector, with the assistance of Germany through GIZ, has set in motion a confluence of information flow, to support the coordination of present and future joint water projects and initiatives and efforts to create streamlined, transparent communication and cooperation between SADC member states and their 'International Cooperating Partners' (ICPs).

This web-based platform has been developed to encourage knowledge-sharing and networking amongst the ICP’s. It is hoped that channeling collective information into a common pool of knowledge and open dialogue will open the flood gates to a future of collaboration and confluence for the SADC region.

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The confluence of the Zambezi and Kwando Rivers. Source - NASA

SADC Water News

Jamaica’s first World Heritage listing ups the number of natural sites to 229

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 02:00
The Blue and John Crow Mountains has become Jamaica’s first World Heritage site today, following advice from IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, responsible for evaluating the site’s natural values. Extensions of South Africa’s Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Viet Nam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park were also approved by the World Heritage Committee, as recommended by IUCN.

Discussions Begin on Ensuring Success of SDG 14

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 09:21
Participants discussed progress in addressing ocean conservation, management and governance at a side event highlighting the upcoming Triennial Oceans and Seas Global Conference. Speakers noted achievements in oceans governance, such as the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) recommendation to launch negotiations for a new implementing agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the proposal by the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of a stand-alone goal to Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (SDG 14).

Nairobi Convention COP 8 Focuses on Western Indian Ocean’s Marine and Coastal Environment Conservation

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 09:05
The 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 8) to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region convened under the theme, ‘Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years.'