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Namwater explores Kavango Link to supply water to central area

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Namwater is expected to spend about $7 billion on the Kavango Link Project to address water shortages in the long run for the central areas of Namibia. 

Currently, the water levels of the three dams in the central area—the Omatako, Von Bach, and Swakoppoort dams—are alarmingly low at 18%. 

Namwater's acting Chief of Engineering Services, Saltiel Shaanika, says there is a need for a long-term solution to address water shortages in central Namibia. 

Gobabis residents face water rationing amid nationwide water scarcity

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The lack of water is being felt almost nationwide.

Due to poor rainfall in the catchments, Gobabis residents will now experience water rationing.

This has affected water sources like Otjivero Dam, which supplies water to Gobabis.

The municipality and NamWater have been left with no other choice but to control the water supply, starting on April 8, 2024, until further notice.

Minister Schlettwein advocates water reuse to tackle Kunene Region's water scarcity

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The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein, said the water reuse method is an approach that can be taken in Kunene to address the water shortage in the region.

Schlettwein said this at the joint commemoration of World Wetlands Day and World Water Day in Opuwo.

Wetlands are ecosystems that contain water permanently or seasonally.

World Wetlands Day 2024 calls for attention to the interconnectedness between wetlands and various aspects of human existence.

Water scarcity a great challenge in Namibia - Nghituwamata

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Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges in Namibia, and this is mainly due to unpredictable rainfall patterns.

This was said by the Executive Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Ndiyakupi Nghituwamata, at a three-day regional conference on hydrology and water coordination held at Swakopmund.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform is tasked with the responsibility of managing the sustainable utilization of agriculture, water, and land resources.