Conservation of water in schools, Botswana


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Conservation of water in schools, Botswana


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Total: $41,759;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


1997 - 2000


Satisfactorily completed

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According to the National Water Master Plan, Botswana will have exhausted all its national water resources by 2020. However presently only .01% of the water is recycled.

The Tlokweng College of Education project aims at promoting water conservation through education and practical experience. It entails establishing water recycling/re-use systems and water quality monitoring programmes The project will use natral wetland system for cleaning the water. The project will be usaed to lobby for authorities to incorporate water conservation in development planning.

Project Results

The objectives of the project were successfuly met as the following were completed on time

  • wetland construction under phase one of the project which is already working
  • Holding of five capacity building workshops for members of the Association and project coordinators.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication

Through undertaking this project it was learned that aproject of such magnitude needs technical support from people and/or organisations with expertise.


See also

  1. Wetlands Inventory for the Chobe, Linyanti and Kwando Wetlands: International Waters and Developing Good Governance for Shared Resources
  2. Waste Water Treatment and Recycling at Motse Wa Badiri Camphill in Otse, Botswana
  3. Sustainable Utilisation of Fish Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods
  4. Support for the production of an environmental supplement, Botswana
  5. Integrated Management of Natural Resources in Farm 84 OQ Around Ntimbale Dam in Masingwaneng, Botswana
  6. Environmental protection and sustainable management of the Okavango River Basin
  7. Development and adoption of a Strategic Action Program for balancing water uses and sustainable natural resource management in the Orange-Senqu river transboundary basin.
  8. Accruing multiple global benefits through Integrated Water Resources Management/Water Use Efficiency Planning: a demonstration project for sub-Saharan Africa

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