Large Scale Water Transfer: Lesotho Highland Project

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  • Created on: 28-11-18 11:51

Lesotho Highland Water Project

Location and background

Lesotho is a highland country surrounded by South Africa. It is heavily dependent economically on South Africa. Despite food insecurity, Lesotho has a water surplus mainly due to high rainfall in its mountainous regions – known as a ‘water tower’ country.

·         Huge water transfer scheme to help solve water shortage in South Africa

·         40% of the water from Segu (Orange) River in Lesotho will eventually be transferred to the River Vaal in South

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