12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Economy of the Zambezi River

Avatar
Written by Keren Mikva
A man irrigates his crops in the Zambezi river basin in Angola
A man irrigates his crops in the Zambezi river basin in Angola

8 countries in Zambezi basinhave different water needs

Water-rich countries such as Angola, Mozambique, and Zambia rely less on surface water for irrigation than others that receive less rainfall, such as Namibia, which must rely on groundwater for irrigation. Zambia and Zimbabwe, the countries that hold the majority of the watershed within their borders, are the only two that share in bilateral management of the river.