About the Unit

Member States of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) have realised the importance of efficient management of shared watercourses as a crucial method in avoiding conflict and enhancing integrated economic development in the region. This is one of the main reasons for the establishment of the Transboundary Water Resources Management Unit (TWRMU).

The unit is intended to ensure efficient and effective management of trans-boundary water resources and to solidify cooperation at the political, economic and stakeholder level for sustainable management of transboundary water resources, leading to strengthening peace and security, stability and poverty alleviation for sustainable development in the region.