Botswana - Botswana Wastewater Reuse and Water Harvesting For Irrigation Study

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Oct 2011
Signature Date 15 May 2012
Planned Completion Date 25 May 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 May 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 600,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

Wastewater Reuse and Water Harvesting For Irrigation Study is designed to prepare an irrigation project based on these two approaches (waste water reuse and water harvesting). Indeed, the development of agriculture in Botswana is hampered by a number of challenges, the most significant of which is limitation in water resources. The present study should collect necessary information and carry out analysis to determine the viability of using waste water for irrigation. This study should also assess the amount of water that can be produced from treatment of the available waste water in the urban areas of Gaborone, Lobatse, Selebi-Phikwe, Serowe and Tonota, and the cost of such treatment, in order to render the water suitable for crop production. In addition, it should assess the feasibility of extracting water from the sand rivers of Shashe and Motloutse, for irrigation. The study outputs should include: i) a feasibility study report of the proposed project; and ii) Detailed Designs Report and Draft Bid Documents.

Project Objectives

The objective of the study is to prepare for implementation, an irrigation project based on both wastewater reuse and water harvesting, covering the identified projects areas of Glen Valley in Gaborone, the urban areas of Lobatse, Selebi-Phikwe, and Serowe.


The main beneficiary of this study is the Government of Botswana.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Government of Botwana
Département de la Production Végétale (DCP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BW-AAC-004
Last Update 21 Oct 2020


Contact Details

Name EGEH Mohamud Hussein

Geographic Location

Country Botswana
Coordinates Location Name
-21.4424 27.4615 Tonota
-22.1946 29.3629 Shashe
-22.3875 26.7108 Serowe
-21.979 27.843 Selebi-Phikwe
-21 27.5 North East District
-25.2244 25.6773 Lobatse
-22 26 Central District
-24.5954 25.9615 Glen Valley
-21.8715 28.1313 Motloutse