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Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) - Okavango-Omatako River Basin


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The Okavango-Omatako River Basin is located in the north-eastern part of Namibia, stretching across the entire Kavango Regionrnand parts of Otjozondjupa Region.

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The basin area is 20 500 km2 and borders with Angola and Botswana in the north and east respectively. It is also known as the northern Kalahari water area.

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Humphries, M.S., McCarthy, T.S., Cooper, G.R.J., Stewart, R.A. and Stewart, R.D. 2014. The role of airborne dust in the growth of tree islands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Geomorphology, 206: 307–317
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2014 Journal Article
Haddon, I.G. and McCarthy, T.S. 2005. The Mesozoic–Cenozoic interior sag basins of Central Africa: The Late-Cretaceous–Cenozoic Kalahari and Okavango basins. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 43(1–3): 316–333
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2005 Journal Article
Mosepele, K., Moyle, P.B., Merron, G.S., Purkey, D.R. and Mosepele, B. 2009. Fish, Floods, and Ecosystem Engineers: Aquatic Conservation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. BioScience, 59(1): 53-64
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2009 Journal Article5.43 mb pdf
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Krah, M., McCarthy, T.S., Annegarn, H. and Ramberg, L. 2004. Airborne dust deposition in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and its impact on landforms. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29(5): 565–577
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2004 Journal Article
Haddon, I.G. and McCarthy, T.S. 2005. The Mesozoic-Cenozoic interior sag basins of Central Africa: The Late-Cretaceous-Cenozoic Kalahari and Okavango basins. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 43(1–3): 316–333
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2005 Journal Article
McCarthy, T.S. 1992. Processes in the formation of the OKavango Fan Delta. Abstract: Kalahari Symposium 1992
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1992 Report585 kb pdf
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Simmonds, A. and Smalley, T. 1992. Methods in Kalahari groundwater investigation of Kavango. Abstract: Kalahari Symposium 1992
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1992 Report883 kb pdf
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Klock, H., Kulls, C. and Udluft, P. 2001. Estimating recharge values using hydrochemical and geological data: a case study from the semiarid Kalahari catchment of northern Namibia. Impact of Human Activity on Groundwater Dynamics (Proceedings of a symposium held during the Sixth IAHS Scientific Assembly at Maastricht, The Netherlands, July 2001)
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2001 Report359 kb pdf
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McFarlane, M.J. and Eckardt, F.D. 2007. Palaeodune morphology associated with the Gumare fault of the Okavango graben in the Botswana/Namibia borderland: a new model of tectonic influence. South African Journal of Geology, 110: 535-542
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2007 Journal Article2.84 mb pdf
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Seiner, F. and Esche, H.V. 1977. Die Buschmänner des Okavango and Sambesigebietes der Nord-Kalahari. Botswana Notes and Records, 9: 31-36
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1977 Journal Article
Denman, E.B. 1976. Checklist of the birds found within the Orapa Security Area and the Mopipi Dam. Botswana Notes and Records, 8: 263-268
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1976 Journal Article
Pinhey, E. 1976. Checklist of the Butterflies (Lepidoptera Rhopalocera). Botswana Notes and Records, 8: 269-288
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1976 Journal Article
Raffle, J.A. 1984. Mapping the Kalahari Desert. Botswana Notes and Records, 16: 107-116
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1984 Journal Article
Seiner, F. 1977. Die Buschmanner des Okavango and Sambesigebietes der Nord-Kalahari. Botswana Notes and Records, 9(1): 31-36
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1977 Journal Article464 kb pdf
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Gröngröft, A., Luther-Mosebach, J., Landschreiber, L. and Eschenbach, A. 2013. Mashare - Soils. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. (eds). Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 105-108
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2013 Journal Article2.38 mb pdf
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Gröngröft, A., Luther-Mosebach, J., Landschreiber, L., Revermann, R. and Eschenbach, A. 2013. Seronga - Landscape. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. (eds). Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 131-132
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2013 Journal Article2.19 mb pdf
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Gröngröft, A., Luther-Mosebach, J., Landschreiber, L.and Eschenbach, A. 2013. Seronga - Soils. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. (eds). Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 135-137
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2013 Journal Article2.14 mb pdf
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Williams, A.J. 1986. African Skimmers breeding in the Okavango River. Lanioturdus, 22(3): 53-54
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1986Bibliography compiled by Bird Database ProjectJournal Article226 kb pdf
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Falkenmark, M. and Lundqvist, J. 2000. SIWI seminar - Water security for multi-national river basin states - Opportunity for development. Swedish International Water Institute, Stockholm
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2000Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Report
Curtis, B. 1998. Aquatic invertebrates (Namibian sector) and water- borne diseases of the Okavango River Basin. Okavango River Basin Preparatory Assessment Study, OKACOM
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1998Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Report354 kb pdf
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Worthington, E.B. 1976. The conservation of wetlands in Africa. Okavango Delta Symposium, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Okavango Delta and its future utilization, National Museum, Gaborone, (Botswana Society): 61-66
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1976Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Report6.74 mb pdf
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Scholtz, C.H. 1975. Seismicity, tectonics, and seismic hazard of the Okavango Delta. Investigation of the Okavango Delta as a Primary Water Resource for Botswana, Consultant Report, UNDP, FAO, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia
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1975Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Report
McCarthy, T.S. and Ellery, W.N. 1994. The effect of vegetation on soil and groundwater chemistry and hydrology of islands in the seasonal swamps of the Okavango Fan, Botswana. Journal of Hydrology, 154(1-4): 169-193
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1994Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article
Population density per square kilometre in the Okavango Basin, approximately in 2001
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2004Data compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Shapefile964 kb zip
Overall pressure on natural resources as a result of the combined presence of people, livestock, the clearing of land and frequent burnt in the Kavango Region
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2004Data compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Shapefile40 kb zip
Vegetation types of the Kavango region, Namibia
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2004Data compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Shapefile243 kb zip
Mendelsohn, J., van der Post, C., Ramberg, L., Murray-Hudson, M., Wolski, P. and Mosepele, K. 2010. Okavango Delta - Floods of Life. Chapter 3 - Okavango River: flow of a lifeline, pages 27-37
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2010RAISONBook, Book Section, Booklet3.22 mb pdf
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Kgomotso, P.K. and Swatuk, L.A. 2006. Access to water and related resources in Ngamiland, Botswana: Toward a more critical perspective and sustainable approach. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C: 31(15-16): 659-668
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2006DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Department of Environmental Affairs and Centre for Applied Research. 2010. The Makgadikgadi Framework Management Plan. Volume 1: Main Report. Government of Botswana, Gaborone
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2010 Book, Book Section, Booklet3.79 mb pdf
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Botelle, A. 1999. Estimating Manketti Nut Yields in the Forests of Western Kavango, Namibia. A Report Submitted to CRIAA SA-DC (Namibia). Non Timber Forestry Products (NTPF) Project
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1999 Report5.85 mb pdf
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Gaboutloeloe, G.K. 2012. Coordination of CA at both Regional and National Levels. Cross-border Consultative Meeting on Indigenous Knowledge systems and Food security. Hosted at Samochima. Krokovango-Leseding Information Centre, 19-23 June 2012
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2012 Presentation1.04 mb ppt
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Ruppel, O.C. and Bethune, S. 2007. Review of Policy and Legislative Support to the Sustainable use of Wetlands in the Zambezi Basin Final Report (Namibia)
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2007 Report523 kb pdf
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McCarthy, T.S., Humphries, M.S., Mahomed, I., Le Roux, P. and Verhagen, B.T. 2012. Island forming processes in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Geomorphology, 179: 249–257
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2012 Journal Article
Bullard, J.E., Thomas, D.S.G., Livingstone, I. and Wiggs, G.S.F. 1997. Dunefield Activity and Interactions with Climatic Variability in the Southwest Kalahari Desert. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 22(2): 165–174
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1997 Journal Article
Paxton, M. 2012. Kavango Open Africa Route (KOAR)
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2012 Report14 kb docx
Support to NEPAD–CAADP Implementation, TCP/NAM/2903 (I), (NEPAD Ref. 05/38 E), Volume VI of VII, Bankable Investment Project Profile, Livestock Improvement - July 2005
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2005 Report206 kb pdf
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Burrough, S.L., Thomas, D.S.G. and Bailey, R.M. 2009. Mega-Lake in the Kalahari: A Late Pleistocene record of the Palaeolake Makgadikgadi system. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28(15–16): 1392–1411
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2009 Journal Article
van der Post, C. (ed). 2005. Ecological aspects of the Okavango Delta. A selection of articles by research staff of the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre. Okavango Report Series No.4, Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, Maun
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2005 Report
McMullan, S.R., Ngwisanyi, T.H., Koosimile, D.I. and Gledhill, P. 1992. Groundwater geophysics in the Kalahari. Abstract: Kalahari Sympoium 1992
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1992 Report821 kb pdf
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Cooke, H.J. 1979. The Origin of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Botswana Notes and Records, 11: 37-42
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1979 Journal Article
Maurer, F.W. 1975. Observation of a mating pair of African Puff Adders, "Bitis arietans arietans". Botswana Notes and Records, 7: 198-201
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1975 Journal Article
Williamson, D.T. and Williamson, J.E. 1981. An assessment of the impact of fences on large herbivore biomass in the Kalahari. Botswana Notes and Records, 13: 107-110
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1981 Journal Article
Mmopelwa, G., Raletsatsi, S. and Mosepele, K. 2005. Cost benefit analysis of commercial fishing in Shakawe, Ngamiland. Botswana Notes and Records, 37 (Special Edition on Human Interactions and Natural Resource Dynamics in the Okavango Delta and Ngamiland): 11-21
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2005 Journal Article
Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Hoffmann, K-H., Germs, G., Gerdes, A., Marko, L., Eckelmann, K., Gärtner, A. and Krause, R. 2015. The four Neoproterozoic glaciations of southern Namibia and their detrital zircon record: The fingerprints of four crustal growth events during two supercontinent cycles. Precambrian Research, 259: 176-188
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Dardis, G.F., Beckedahl, H.R. and Stone, A.W. 1992. Fluvial systems. In: The Geomprphology of southern Africa, Chapter 3: 31-79
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1992 Book, Book Section, Booklet5.99 mb pdf
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Ntomwa, B.N., Usuku, P., Govere, J.N., Manga, L., Koekemoer, L.L., Hunt, R.H. and Coetzee, M. 2006. Distribution of members of the Anopheles gambiae Giles s.l. complex in Namibia and susceptibility to insecticides used for malaria control. African Entomology, 14(2): 404-406
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2006 Journal Article
Koot, S.P. 2016. Contradictions of capitalism in the South African Kalahari: Indigenous Bushmen, their brand and baasskap in tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24(8-9): 1211-1226
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2016 Journal Article620 kb pdf
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Baptista, J.A. 2013. "Everything": Towards an Ecology of Land Utilization. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. (eds). Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 393–405
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2013 Journal Article2.47 mb pdf
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Jürgens, N. 2013. How can scientific information on the Okavango Region be made useful for decision making? - An integrated compilation of the first products of the project "The Future Okavango". In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. (eds). Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 7
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2013 Journal Article221 kb pdf
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Randall, R. and Herremans, M. 1994. Breeding of the slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula along the Boro river in the central okavango delta (Botswana). Ostrich, 65: 39–43
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1994 Journal Article367 kb pdf
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