oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Recent developments in the joint management of international non-maritime water resources in Africa
The aim of this paper is to discuss recent developments in Africa regarding the joint management of international non-maritime water resources. While it concentrates mainly on the structure and powers of existing organisations, Africa's most recent development, the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, is discussed in more detail. The following organisations are be dealt with - The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), established in 1964; - The Organisation for the Management and Development of the River Senegal (OMVS), established in 1972; - The Organisation for the Management and Development of the Kagera River Basin, established in 1977; - The Niger Basin Authority (NBA), established in 1987; and - The Structures for the Management of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), established in 1986. The Niger Basin Authority was established a year later than the Structures of the LHWP. The NBA is a product of years of development and is in effect just a revision of a similarly named authority established in 1980. The LHWP is a new development and will, for that reason, be dealt with last.
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