Informations générale
Carte de localisation
Nom de l'organisation
Limpopo Water
Courriel de l'organisation
Nom du responsable
Mr. Beyers Havenga
Année de création
Superficie totale
Linéaire de cours d'eau
1 750Km
Nombre d'habitants
14million d'habitants

Varies from 290 mm/year to 1040 mm/year with a mean of 530 mm/year.

Cultures irriguées

The irrigation potential in this basin is estimated at 295,000 ha of which 242,000 ha are presently irrigated.

Agriculture non irriguée
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Couverture géographique

This covers the Limpopo River and its tributaries of the Shashi and Elephant rivers.

Pays riverains
Pays Superficie
Afrique du sud

The objectives of LIMCOM are to advise the Contracting Parties and provide recommendations on the uses of the Limpopo, its tributaries, and its waters for purposes and measures of protection, preservation and management of the Limpopo. LIMCOM is a legal authority which advises the member states and provides recommendations on the uses, protection, preservation, and management of the Limpopo and its tributaries. The Council advises the Contracting Parties on the following matters, measures and arrangements to determine the long-term safe yield of water; the equitable and reasonable utilization of the Limpopo to support sustainable development in the territory of all member states; all aspects related to the efficient and effective collection, processing and dissemination of data and information and the development of contingency plans, investigations, and studies.

Structure organisationnelle

At the moment the Council which comprises of permanent members from member states is the only permanent structure. But other organs including a secretariat are planned.

Structure organisationnelle de la coopération

The principal organ of the Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM) is the Council, which consists of the member states’ delegations. Each government appoints three permanent members. Additionally, each delegation is allowed to be accompanied to the meetings by no more than three advisors. The Council can consult experts and establish working groups if necessary. The Council meets at least twice a year.

Plan de gestion et programmes d'actions
Monitoring et système d'information

The Council advises the Contracting Parties on all aspects related to the efficient and effective collection, processing and dissemination of data and information with regard to the Limpopo.

Régles de prises de décision et procédure d'arbitrage

Decisions are adopted on the basis of consensus as long as a quorum of three delegations is realized. In the case of a dispute the conflicting parties are required to enter into negotiations. If a solution cannot be reached within six months, the dispute can be referred to the SADC Tribunal unless the parties agree otherwise. Decisions of the Tribunal are final and binding.

Financement des structures de coopération

Each member state covers the costs of its delegation. Meetings are financed by the hosting member state. All further costs or liabilities incurred by the Commission are equally covered by all member states.

Participation des parties prennantes

Articles in the agreement require the Council to determine to what extent the inhabitants of the territory of each member state shall participate in the planning, utilization, sustainable development, protection, and conservation of the Limpopo.

Historique de la coopération
Date Nom du traité Signataires
Tripartite Committee Agreement
South Africa
Formation of LIMCOM Agreement
South Africa