Securing water for Botswana
The Chobe-Zambezi water transfer project assesses the viability and costs of constructing a scheme that will transfer additional water from the Chobe and Zambezi rivers on the northern border of Botswana to the large demand centres in south-eastern Botswana.
It is estimated that by 2025, water supply in Botswana will be inadequate to meet demand. This shortfall will be further exacerbated by the impact of climate change on drought cycles in Botswana.
Genesis was the lead for the financial work stream for the project. The scope of work included a reconnaissance of work that has already been undertaken in pre-feasibility stage, financial modelling for the detailed costing of the project, transaction and project structuring as well as the development of a procurement strategy.