Namibia urged to adopt sustainable approaches to water resources use

Namibia urged to adopt more sustainable approaches to the use of water resources
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Namibia needs to adopt more sustainable approaches to the use and management of water resources and needs to move from crisis management to risk management in water-related disasters.
That was said by the Country Representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, on Monday.
Jean-Pierre Ilboudo made the suggestion during the Namibia-UNESCO water sector project meeting in Windhoek.
Ilboudo said the project was in line with the shift from crisis management to risk management to contribute to building-capacity and enhancing resilience to floods and droughts.
The Government asked for support from the agency's International Hydrological Programme after the flooding in Northern and North-eastern Namibia in 2011 to assist with strengthening the water sector.
Nampa reports that the resolutions issued on Tuesday say the parties reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the project as part of the 2011 roadmap agreement.
The meeting endorsed the project framework document and agreed to accelerate its implementation and approved the composition of the joint management committee.
The project will develop a long-term integrated flood and drought management plan for the Cuvelai-Etosha basin.