Commission Member States Secretariat Details
SADC Water Sector Protocol on Shared Watercourse Systems 12 member states Mr. Sechocha Makhoalube
Chief Engineer, Sector Coordinator
SADC Water Sector
Ministry of Natural Resources
Private Bag A440
Maseru 100
ph.:   ++266-310022
fax:  ++266-310465
  • Founded in 1995
  • General agreement, serves as a framework for the sharing and management of international rivers in the SADC region
  • Aims:  to establish international river commissions among member states (in preparation:  Pungwe Commission, Limpopo Commission, Zambesi Commission)


World Resources Institute Database:
Links to .pdf files mapped by WRI

           Map 2: Freshwater Fish Species and Endemism

 Map 3: Endemic Bird Areas
 Map 4: Aridity
 Map 5: Population Density
 Map 6: Water Availability
 Map 7: Modified Landscape (Cropland and Developed Areas)
 Map 8: Cropland Irrigation
 Map 9: Existing and Proposed Major Dams
 Map 10: Remaining Original Forest Cover
 Map 11: Extent of Original Forest Cover Lost
 Map 12: Area Affected by Water Erosion
 Map 13: Urban Population Growth (1995-2000)
 Map 14: Tropical Deforestation (1980-1990)
 Map 15: Protected Areas

Original maps made using the World Resources Institute Database and ArcView GIS, version 3.1, with Spatial Analyst Extension, X-Tools, 3-D Analyst Extension.