1st Edition

Management of River Basins and Dams The Zambezi River Basin

Edited By M.J. Tumbare Copyright 2000

    The Zambezi river basin is the fourth largest river basin in Africa and drains a total of some 1350.000 square km. The basin drains eight countries: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  The river flows over the famous Victoria Falls into the third largest artificial lake in the world: Lake Kariba.  The Zambezi Basin is rich in natural resources and has a large hydro-power potential.  This volume contains 37 papers which have been published in international journals, or presented at international conferences by the Zambezi River Authority staff.  The topics covered include: Dam Safety, Rehabilitation and Maintenance, Environment and Health, Hydrology, Limnology, Information Systems, Water Resource Management, Hydropower Development and Socio-Economic Issues.