River basin planning is crucial for successfully managing and developing shared water resources as it allows for the coordinated and integrated implementation of activities in the context of efficient management and sustainable development. River basin planning also allows for cooperation among the Riparian States and the identification and implementation of projects and programmes that provide sustainable benefits from a basin-wide perspective.
The Zambezi Watercourse Commission is currently developing the Strategic Plan for the Zambezi Watercourse. The Plan is defined as, “…..a development plan comprising a planning tool and process for the identification, categorisation and prioritisation of projects and programmes for the efficient management and sustainable development of the Zambezi Watercourse”.
In addition, ZAMCOM continues to coordinate, facilitate and enable various “hard” and “soft” investments; and development processes in the basin. Read More