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MOZAMBIQUE – BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN THE LIMPOPO BASIN – MAPAI DAM

The Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies for Building Climate Resilience in the Limpopo Basin, where the construction of the Mapai Dam appears to be one of the most suitable solutions, were recently awarded by ARA-SUL to the COBA/CONSULTEC/SALOMON Consortium.

The site proposed for the Mapai Dam is located about 8 km downstream of the confluence of the Nuanetsi River, a tributary of the Limpopo River left bank.

The major objectives associated to the construction of the dam are to minimize flooding and to create a strategic water reservoir that can meet de requirements for several uses (irrigation, cattle breeding, energy production, water supply to populations, tourism and fishery). The effectiveness of the dam response as part of the creation of the climate change resilience will be assessed for different scenarios in accordance with the "Framework for Water Security and Climate Change Resilient Development" established by the African Union.

COBA will carry out the climate change studies, as well as the Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies of the Mapai Dam and of the Hydropower Plant.


 


Lx, 29 Feb 2016