The participants in the Southern Africa programme are twelve of the states of the Southern African Development Community: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The main objectives of the programme are: 1) to promote and provide facilities for the free exchange of data for hydrological and water resources studies in the region; 2) to promote co-operation between water resources managers and researchers, and provide a channel for the exchange of expertise, information and ideas; 3) and to develop improved operational hydrological methods based on knowledge of flow regimes and to establish them in hydrological agencies in the region.
- Monitoring of water surfaces and floods by remote sensing
- Mitigation of water related disasters through use of new water conservation technologies..
- Water education for sustainable production and consumption.
- Bridging the data knowledge gap by enhancing scientific research and networking.