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Botswana

What data is expected?

A selection of deforestation, pollution statistics (air and water pollution), as well as information on extractives activities, and their concessions/licences.

  • Air pollution levels
  • Water quality
  • Extractives activities
  • Deforestation
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
location http://www.water.gov.bw/images/Reports/Botswana-SA_Join - Water quality report available for Limpopo basin, for 2011/12:
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Google
characteristics Water quality
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) ,
Collected by sub-government Yes
There is only water quality data measured in 2011-12 for one region/basin. Extractives activities Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) is responsible to ensure compliance of mining activities with mining law Air quality: See report on the state of air pollution in Botswana (submitted in December 2016) The current air quality management in Botswana is still largely underpinned by the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act of 1971. In Botswana environmental monitoring is “weak and data are not available for regular evaluation of air quality. Government, stakeholders, and policy makers should set reference threshold limits values for ambient air quality for pollutants in the country. In addition, a body should be designated to monitor air quality in the country and its report should be published yearly to allow for evaluation.” The air pollution control division of the Department of Mines is responsible for air quality. A small number of bubbler samplers for SO2 have operated since the mid-1970s. Total suspended aerosols have been measured since the 1990s. A new air quality network is proposed, consisting of 17 sites in ten towns, at which SO2 (14 sites), NOx (nine sites), CO (four sites), O3 (four sites), particulates (two sites) and hydrocarbons (one site) is planned to be monitored on a continuous basis. The first samplers were commissioned in June 1999.: See http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/x9751e/x9751e05.htm Department of Waste Management & Pollution Control Offices issues air pollution certificates http://www.gov.bw/en/Ministries--Authorities/Ministries/Ministry-of-Environment--Wildlife-and-Tourism/Tools--Services/Services--Forms/Air-Pollution-Registration-Certificates/

Meta data

Data location   http://www.water.gov.bw/images/Reports/Botswana-SA_Join - Water quality report available for Limpopo basin, for 2011/12:
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Thu Aug 02 2018 21:26:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)