SADC-HYCOS (Southern Africa)

WMO Strategic Priority: WIGOS and WIS, Capacity Development
Status: Ongoing
Funding: About 7,980,000.00 CHF (6,900,000.00 EUR)
Programmes: Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
Implementation in: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Regions: Region I: Africa
Donors: European Union (EU), the Netherlands
Project Partners: European Union (EU), Department of Water Affairs and Forestry of South Africa (DWAF), Southern African Development Community (SADC), WMO
Contact: WMO HydroHub


The objective of the SADC-HYCOS project was to improve regional cooperation, in the fields of water resources information, flood and drought management, land management, watershed protection and management of international waters in the countries of the Southern African Development Community. The project aimed at developing and/or strengthening the national and regional capacity in the fields of water resources monitoring, assessment and management. This called for the provision of water resources data and information in the form needed for decision making on all aspects of integrated water resources development and management.