Find Water and Sanitation expertise in Lesotho

In the mid-2000s, as the first stage of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project reached completion, the country began exporting water to South Africa. The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority created dams to aid Lesotho and South Africa. Katse and Mohale were the first dams to be built with three more awaiting confirmation. Despite this, there was nevertheless a shortage of water in the rapidly expanding urban areas around the capital, Maseru.

In 2004 the World Bank, the Commissioner of Water and the Water and Sewerage Authority initiated a project to secure an adequate, sustainable and clean water supply and adequate sanitation services in the populous and industrialised lowland areas. In 2010, 78% of the population used an improved source of drinking water and 26% had adequate sanitation facilities.

Water and Sanitation organisations in Lesotho
Lesotho Highlands Development Authority
Water and Sewerage Authority