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Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Food, beverage & agriculture
17%Coalition / Consortium
Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $609,587,161.00
Share of total annual estimated cost to address each individual challenge (2015 $USD):
For more about this data, see information on WRI’s Achieving Abundance dataset here.
As reported by organizations on the Hub.
1.1.2.WATER USE Total water consumption in Namibia was 300 million m3 in 2000. Agriculture was the largest water user, accounting for 213 million m3, of which 136 million m3 was used for irrigation (45 per cent all water used in the country) and the remaining 77 million m3 was used for livestock (26 per cent of all water used). The municipal sector followed with 73 million m3 (24 per cent) and industry with 14 million m3 (5 per cent). The highest consumption of irrigation water was in the Fish and Orange river basins, with 41.5 and 41.0 million m3 respectively. In 2000, 30 million m3 of groundwater was used for irrigation, which is 22 per cent of the total consumption of irrigation.
1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH Major environmental problems in Namibia include: limited natural fresh water resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; and land degradation leading to few conservation areas. Namibia’s irrigation schemes have experienced a variety of environmental difficulties. While no figures exist as to the extent of these problems, anecdotal evidence suggests that most are smallscale and manageable. They include soil salinity problems in the Hardap and Aussenkehr schemes; siltation of and reed growth in canals and weed invasion in the Hardap scheme; and soil compaction and runoff problems at the Shadikongoro farm in the Okavango region. Apart from the above, good drainage and/or good quality water leave most schemes trouble-free. For example, although the Naute scheme’s soils are saline, water quality and drainage are good and so leaching effectively deals with salinity. On small-scale groundwater irrigation schemes, it is often found that boreholes with sufficient pressure for irrigation tend to be those with good quality water, and vice versa.
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