Lower Zambezi River (Southern Waters)

Lower Zambezi River:

Assessment of environmental flow implications of dredging

Riversdale Mining Limitada (RML) commissioned ERM to undertake an Environmental and Social Impact Study (ESIA) to investigate the feasibility of transporting coal along the lower Zambezi River in Mozambique from Benga in Tete province to Chinde in Zambezi province.

The barging plan required dredging of the riverbed.

As part of the ESIA, Southern Waters was commissioned to investigate the implications of the increased channel capacity that would result dredging on the flow dependent habitats in the lower Zambezi River.

Okavango Basin (FAO)
Lesotho Highlands (Metsi)