Lesotho - Highland Water Project Phase II


The idea to transfer water from Lesotho to South Africa considered as early as the middle 1950s came to fruition in 1986 with the signing of the Treaty on the Lesotho

Highlands Water Project between the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Government of the Republic of South Africa. The Treaty established the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), to divert water from Lesotho’s Senqu River system to the upper reaches of the Vaal River in South Africa through the construction of a series

of dams and tunnels for the mutual benefit of both Lesotho and South Africa. The Treaty furthermore Read more...


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