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MOZAMBIQUE – WATER RESOURCES STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF THE LICUNGO RIVER BASIN

The SALOMON – COBA Joint Venture is undertaking for Direcção Nacional de Águas (National Water Directorate) and for the Administração Regional de Águas do Centro-Norte, the Strategic Plan of the Licungo River basin. The studies include the Monograph of the Basin, the Definition of Development Scenarios, and Strategic Plans for Investment & Integrated Development of Water Resources, involving the mobilization and participation with stakeholders in workshops organized locally, for discussion of the several subjects under analysis and of the proposed development options.

This study covers an area of about 28 000 km2 in the central region of the country, in the Zambeze Province, and involves a wide multidisciplinary team.

The results of the Strategic Plan will provide ARA-Centro Norte with the tools required for the integrated management of the Licungo River Basin and for the sustainable development of the region in which it is inserted. In addition, it incorporates measures to mitigate the natural disasters that regularly hit the Licungo River Basin, such as floods, inundations and droughts.

 

Lx, 30 Nov 2015