DW AngolaRapid Water Resources and Water Use Assessment for Angola Report

Rapid Water Resources and Water Use Assessment for Angola Report

01/01/2005

The potential of renewable water resources of Angola is not known with sufficient accuracy, mostly due to lack of data. Almost all of the 189 hydrometric stations in operation at independence in 1975 were abandoned during the years of civil war. The same is the case for data on total water use, water consumption, and future water demand. Proper water development planning is thus almost impossible.

“A Rapid Water Resources and Water Use Assessment for Angola”, a project undertaken by Sweco, is aimed at starting the move in the direction of establishing a sufficiently accurate assessment of the renewable water resources and water use that can be further elaborated and updated as data become available. As such it forms one of the steps towards achieving the goals of the Strategy for the Development of the Water Sector in Angola.

The project is Activity C of the National Water Sector Management Project (NAWASMA) being carried out as institutional co-operation between the Angolan National Directorate of Water, (DNA/Direcção Nacional de Águas) and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, NVE under the financing of NORAD and covering the entire country.

DOWNLOAD REPORT PDF:

AddThis