The Water Research Fund for Southern Africa (WARFSA) was established as a SADC associated project in the 90’s with the purpose of building research capacity among regional institutions and individuals, as well as to promote the utilization of research results to support the practice and understanding of the concept of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the sub-region.
Phase I came to an end in June 2002. The second Phase of WARFSA began in August 2002 and ran up to June 2005.
Following the completion of WARFSA Phase II, and in recognition of the comparative advantage in terms of expertise and mandate of the NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence (NEPAD SANWATCE), the SADC Water Division found it suitable for the NEPAD SANWATCE to manage the WARFSA programme in 2013.
Since a new implementing agent has been identified, it was felt that a new identity is required, and subsequently, reference would be made to the fund as WARFSA-II.
To further increase communication in the programme, please feel free to link to the LinkedIn group for more information