This promo introduces the four-part “Bridging Waters” documentary series filmed over a 15 months period in 2009 and 2010 in southern Africa. Each part is 25 minutes long. They highlight the importance of transboundary water management in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region. Because more than 70 percent of all water allocated to the various economic sectors and uses in the SADC region emanates from shared river basins. Thus, the series recognises the strategic role of water as a vehicle for peace and regional integration, unlocking the potential for economic prosperity. The first part provides for a general introduction to transboundary water management in the fifteen SADC member states, while the other three focus on challenges and projects in three pivotal river basins, namely the Limpopo, the Orange-Senqu, and the Zambezi River basin.
More info: www.sadc.int
Produced by: SADC Secretariat in Gaborone (Botswana) in cooperation with Germany (BMZ) and the UK (DFID), whose partnership programme is being implemented by GTZ. The filming was done by Nick Chevallier Video Productions (Cape Town, South Africa).