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Under implementation : SADC-HYCOS phase II

(project web site)

(click here to learn about SADC-HYCOS phase I)

The second phase of SADC-HYCOS project aims at the consolidation/redesign of the regional observation network established during the first phase, further development of the sub-regional and national water resources information systems, identification and development of hydrological products of regional interest, training and awareness building.

Funding has been secured through the Dutch Government and the European Commission who together committed 4,50 million Euros. The European Commission has already entered into an agreement with DWAF for funding the PRC with € 1.50 million while the Dutch Government and SADC signed an agreement for funding field activities with € 3.00 million. WMO’s role will be to "oversee and facilitate the implementation of the project, and to provide technical assistance where required".

The first meeting of the project Steering Committee met in May 2004. It discussed the recruitment of the project manager and the technical staff and agreed on the arrangements for signing the funding agreements for SADC and WMO with The Netherlands. A project Manger has been appointed and start establishment of the project management unit. Recently all other staff for the PMU were appointed and the implementation activities started.

A workshop on Network Design was organized in Pretoria (May 2006) followed by the second Steering Committee meeting. During the meeting a sub-committee was established to finalize Terms of Reference of consultant to design the network. A consultant from Zimbabwe University was selected and presented his report to the third Steering Committee meeting in Maseru (May 2007). The SC members discussed the report and agreed on the network. The field work started by rehabilitation of some stations established in phase I.

Training material

  • Introduction to SADC HYCOS I DCP Equipment pdf
  • SADC HYCOS I DCP Diagnostic Procedures and Configuration pdf

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