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Apr 24, 2012

Okavango Research Institute in Botswana Taps African Expertise to Study Water Resources

On 24 April 2012 SciDev.Net published an article on the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Botswana.  This research institute is studying who is competing for the water resources of the Okavango River.  ORI is part of the University of Botswana.  It is located on the perimeter of the Kalahari Desert.  It has limited resources, which include a modern geographic information systems laboratory, a herbarium and a refurbished library.

One of ORI's most active programs is BioKavango - a 5 year program to study fisheries, water tourism, and biodiversity education.  Recent research and community outreach have highlighted the growing conflict between the tourist industry and fishermen.

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Link to full article in TWAS Newsletter
Okavango River map
Photo: University of Texas

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